After the well-publicised incident with Sunny Garcia, Jeremy Flores and Burleigh local Adam Clarke appeared to be resolved, Queensland police this morning made it known that a warrant has been put out for the arrest of Sunny if he ever returns to Australia. Sunny was accused of assaulting Clarke during a holding period of the Breaka Burleigh Pro, Gold Coast, following an in-water incident with Jeremy, Sunny’s son Stone and Clarke.
Sunny also allegedly attacked an amateur Brazilian cameraman who’d filmed the incident. The cameraman later told the media that he’d withdrawn his complaints and would be returning to his homeland after receiving threats. Clarke had originally also considered dropping his complaint, but having suffered injuries and needing medical treatment, decided to press charges. Clarke’s lawyer, Allan Dick, said “If Mr Garcia has got a defence, you would think he would want to return to try to clear his name, but that is a matter for him.”
Sunny’s Gold Coast celebrity lawyer, Chris Nyst, says Sunny denies any wrongdoing and will co-operate with police. He also said that Sunny will be returning to Australia to defend the assault claims: “Given today’s development, Mr Garcia intends to return to Australia in due course, and when he does he has instructed me to reveal the full facts of the incident, and its lead-up, to the court. When that happens, I’m confident he will be exonerated of the charge.”