A mugshot of Roy Finch after he was arrested in April 2018 in Edmond, Okla.
Former Stampeder Roy Finch has been charged with kidnapping and domestic violence, just months after a highly publicized arrest in April 2018 where he was charged with three misdemeanour counts of marijuana possession, resisting arrest and assaulting an officer.According to an Oklahoma City police report, Finch’s partner accused him of punching her two to three times and holding her in a hotel room against her will for 20 to 30 minutes on Jan. 2.Finch was charged in Oklahoma County District Court on Jan. 29 with kidnapping and domestic abuse. Finch entered a plea of “Not Guilty” on Feb. 11 and a bond of US$25,000 was posted for Finch just days later.He is set to appear in court on March 7.In addition to the most recent charge, Finch was also placed under arrest on Jan. 21 for false representation to a police officer and possession of marijuana in Edmond, Okla.According to a police report, the driver of a vehicle was pulled over for traffic violations, speeding and expired tags. Finch was a passenger in the vehicle and originally identified himself as Monte Langston. He was later identified as Roy Finch.Marijuana was found in Roy Finch’s seat and on his person. He bonded out.In April 2018, Finch was released after posting a US$6,000 bond after being charged with three misdemeanour counts of marijuana possession, resisting arrest and assaulting an officer.The arrest took place in Edmond, Okla. after police were called to an apartment where a car had been parked and running for over an hour.A police report alleged the car smelled like marijuana and when police attempted to place Finch in handcuffs he “swung at” one of the officers and ran.Shortly after the incident, the Stampeders and Finch released a joint statement saying the star kick returner would be putting his football career on hold indefinitely.“I am focusing on my mental, physical and spiritual health along with accepting my role in the current legal proceedings,” it read.Finch was signed to the Stampeders for the 2016 season. He was named CFL’s Most Outstanding Special Teams Payer in 2017. He also briefly played for the Ottawa Redblacks prior to the Stampeders.