Wake Forest assistant basketball coach charged with assaulting tourist

Wake Forest assistant Jamill Jones has been charged with assault More

Wake Forest assistant Jamill Jones has been charged with assault More

A former FGCU assistant coach was arrested Thursday in NY.

Jones was arrested and charged with third-degree assault, according to the police report.

Jones has been charged after he reportedly punched a man Sunday on a Long Island City street.

Sandor Szabo, 35, died on Tuesday after being taken off life support, his family told the New York Daily News.

After he punched Szabo, police say Jones got into an SUV and drove away leaving the man on the pavement.

He now coaches at Wake Forest University.

Jamill Jones allegedly slugged Boca Raton marketing professional Sandor Szabo so hard on Sunday that he fell backward, hit his head on the concrete and lost consciousness. He was arraigned today on a misdemeanor assault charge and released on his own recognizance after entering his plea.

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In a statement, Wake Forest said the school would comment further once it gathered more information. His family says he was visiting NY from Boca Raton for a wedding.

The New York Post cited law enforcement sources in reporting that a local resident confronted Szabo about the noise he was making, and that Szabo hit that person in the face.

"The court made the proper ruling with the charges, and the District Attorney's office made the proper ruling with the charges", the lawyer, Alain Massena, said.

Wake Forest assistant coach Jamill Jones, second from left, is shown with the team and head coach Danny Manning during a game in November. He has also coached at UCF, VCU and Florida Gulf Coast.

His employers described him on Facebook as "super outgoing, friendly, and an incredibly smart businessman".

"We're going to say one thing and that's all".

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