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By Mike Johnson on 2020-03-26 15:11:00

Teddy Hart (Edward Ellsworth Annis, 40 years old)  was arrested again this afternoon in Richmond, Virginia and is slated for a court date tomorrow 3/27 at 8:45 AM.

Hart had been released from Richmond City Jail in Virginia on 3/19 after being taken into custody on 3/4 for violating his house arrest. 

Hart's legal issued began when he was arrested on 2/12 in Richmond after being pulled over by authorities.   According to court records, Annis was charged with possession of a schedule III narcotic and possession with intent to sell or distribute.  According to Virginia law, Possession of a Schedule III controlled substance is a Class 1 misdemeanor and can be punished with up to 12 months in jail and a fine up to $2,500. Possession of a Schedule III controlled substance by a prisoner (Va. Code §53.1-203(6)) is a Class 5 felony, punished with up to 10 years in prison and a fine up to $2,500.  According to, narcotics that fall under Schedule III in Virginia include anabolic steroids, ketamine, codeine, and hydrocodone.   Court records also indicate Hart was charged with not carrying/exhibiting his registration card or license, improperly mounted license plates and failure to use lights with wipers.

In a now-deleted YouTube video featuring a phone conversation between Annis and ROH star Maria Manic, who he was in a relationship with, Annis stated that after the 2/9 Ring of Honor Free Enterprise event (which he was visiting at in Baltimore), he left Manic at their hotel in Maryland and drove to Virginia to get marijuana.  He stated he was alone as Manic had "hit her head hard" during an angle where she was put through a table on the ROH event. 

Hart stated he was pulled over due to an ongoing issue with his license plate not matching the registration for his car, something he claimed had been "taken care of."  Authorities searched his car and found marijuana and steroids.  In the video, Hart stated he had a "prescription" but does not clarify which he has a prescription for.  According to court records, Annis has charged with possession of a schedule III narcotic, possession (first offense) and possession with intent to sell or distribute.  Steroids would fall under a schedule III description under Virginia law.  In a previous video released by Manic several days before, she referred to steroids in Hart's car as being the reason for his arrest.   Hart claimed that authorities have already discovered all is OK with his car and that it will be released back to "his company."  Hart stated that he hoped to get the situation cleared up and get back to performing for fans as soon as possible, saying he was born to perform and make others happy.

Manic later stated in another YouTube video that Hart was being released from jail, but would be under house arrest in Richmond until his legal case was resolved.  Hart has a 4/23 court date at 9 AM regarding the charges from his February arrest.

Annis was released from his MLW contract in December 2019 after several requests to be cut loose from his contract.

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