Jayru Campbell given plea deal, misdemeanor charge of aggravated assault
The 17-year-old junior slammed the guard to the ground in January after refusing to follow school policy and pull a hood off his head. The confrontation was recorded on video.
“My split-second actions have caused pain to both of our families … I ask that you accept my apology,” Campbell said in court Friday.
He initially pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm. However, Wayne County Circuit Judge Timothy Kenny allowed Campbell to plea to a misdemeanor charge of aggravated assault
Kenny ordered Campbell to report to the Wayne County Jail on July 28 — which is after he finishes summer school — to begin a 60 day jail sentence, with three days credit. He will then be on probation for 15 months and must complete 75 hours of community service.
Kenny also said Campbell must continue with counseling for anger management and be assigned a mentor.
Kenny also ruled that Campbell be sentenced for the misdemeanor under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act, which allows young defendants to have a conviction erased if they complete sentence terms.
Campbell has been readmitted to Cass Tech after being suspended when the video surfaced. He said he’ll play football for Michigan State in 2015.