Tuesday, October 6, 2009

One Eye Willlie Pleads Guilty To Assault Charges

Jim Jones pleads guilty to assaulting Ne-Yo’s manager.
Rapper Jim Jones admitted Monday to punching a friend of Ne-Yo’s in the face in a Louis Vuitton store during a scuffle that erupted as the R&B crooner was browsing.
Jones pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge in his Dec. 22 dustup with Jayvon Smith in the luxury-goods retailer’s Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan. Jones, 33, was sentenced to time served — the few hours he was in custody after turning himself in to police in January.
The fight unfolded in front of holiday shoppers in the store, which sits opposite Tiffany’s flagship on Fifty-Seventh Street.
Defense lawyer Scott Leemon had previously said Jones didn’t start the fight. Leemon said Monday the rapper pleaded guilty because he didn’t want to risk probation and potential touring restrictions if convicted.