San Ysidro Excessive College basketball star Mikey Williams pleaded not responsible Thursday to felony counts of assault with a firearm and taking pictures at an occupied car stemming from a taking pictures that occurred exterior his dwelling in Jamul.
Williams, an 18-year-old social media star with a multimillion-dollar endorsement portfolio who dedicated to play on the College of Memphis subsequent season, was arrested final week in reference to the March 27 taking pictures.
In response to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Division, gunfire erupted simply earlier than midnight following an argument “about friends in the home being requested to depart.”
As a automotive occupied by 5 folks — three of them minors — drove away, it was struck by gunfire, sheriff’s officers say. Nonetheless, nobody contained in the automotive was hit.
Williams’ protection legal professional, Troy Owens, posted an announcement on-line indicating an altercation that broke out at Williams’ dwelling was “initiated by a number of uninvited people coming into the house and inflicting a disturbance.”
The legal professional wrote that there have been reviews of gunshots being fired and Williams allegedly matched the outline of the shooter.
Nonetheless, Owens wrote, “We’re conscious of a number of narratives being superior on-line that aren’t factual and are designed to humiliate Mr. Williams. We’re assured that the reality will come to mild. Mr. Williams is presumed harmless till confirmed responsible in a courtroom of regulation. He maintains his innocence and can cooperate with the legal course of.”
Williams, who faces as much as 28 years in state jail if convicted of all prices, stays out of custody on $50,000 bail and won’t have to look in a courtroom in particular person till his preliminary listening to, which is presently set for late June.
Williams entered his pleas remotely on Thursday morning. He agreed to a Fourth Modification waiver — which permits regulation enforcement to go looking his property and particular person with out a warrant or possible trigger — and agreed to not possess any firearms or ammunition. He was additionally ordered to steer clear of the 5 alleged victims.
Former NBA All-Star Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway, who’s the top coach of the College of Memphis males’s basketball workforce, declined to remark to the Memphis Business Attraction earlier this week concerning Williams’ case, however mentioned “I’m going to proceed to recruit … as of proper now, Mikey remains to be with us.”
— Metropolis Information Service