Jim Jones Maintains Innocents in Christmas Clash, Refuses Plea Deal

by Staff, March 25th, 2009
Jim Jones

Jim Jones has turned down a plea offer from NY prosecutors in connection to a December 2008 assault case.

The rapper appeared in court yesterday (Mar. 24) to answer misdemeanor assault charges lobbied against him after a Christmas Eve ruckus in Louis Vuitton’s New York City store.

Jones is accused, along with members of his entourage, of beating Jayvon Smith, the manager of R&B artist Ne-Yo, inside the pricey 5th Avenue store.

“There are no real injuries and an eyewitness has stated several times that Jim was not the person who started the physical altercation,” said Jones’ attorney Scott E. Leemon about his client’s plea refusal.

The offer from the D.A. sort an admission of guilt from the Dip Set rapper along with 10 days of community service, with a stipulation of a 15-day jail stay in the event Jones failed to complete the community service.

The case was adjourned until 21 April.

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