Rudy Gavaldona Michigan World Series of Poker (WSOP) Last summer’s online bracelet winner, reportedly awaiting trial brutally attacked his wife He almost died, violated his bail agreement and is back in jail.
The poker player won Online Event #3: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo 6-Max in July on WSOP.com Michigan Poker site for $20,193. After a background check PokerNews discovered that he is accused of a heinous crime that allegedly took place on July 29, 2022.
Back in the slam
Gavaldon, 36, was released from prison on bail in August 2022, which allowed him to take part in some online bracelet events. But according to court records in Grand Traverse County, Michigan, he was charged on August 1, 2023, for testing positive for opiates.
The bracelet winner pleaded not guilty to the bail violation, but was found guilty on August 8 and sent back to prison after Gavaldon’s attorney unsuccessfully petitioned to have the bail reinstated.
Gavaldon is currently housed at the Grand Traverse County Correctional Facility, where he will remain until his January 9-11, 2024 jury trial date, which was set during a hearing on August 31.
A poker player’s alleged violent tendencies
Gavaldon, a Traverse City native, allegedly brutally attacked his wife. Lara Gavaldon. According to a police report, at 12:05 a.m. on July 30, 2022, Gavaldon told officers at the scene that his wife was dying and needed medical attention. Upon arrival, authorities noticed Galvadon walking in the street with his child.
His 28-year-old wife was discovered in their home and taken to a nearby hospital and ultimately flown to Grand Rapids Hospital with life-threatening injuries while he was taken into custody.
Lara Gavaldon suffered serious long-term injuries as a result of the attack, including loss of vision. The domestic abuse survivor’s boyfriend started one GoFundMe last year to help her cover medical costs and lost wages. At the time of publication, the family had received $29,800 in donations.
The alleged incident wasn’t the first time Gavaldon had gotten into legal trouble. In 2011, he pleaded guilty to larceny in a building and third-degree home invasion. He was sentenced to 11 months in prison and 36 months probation.