Jackson, others charged in strip club fight
Oct 11, 2006 02:00 PM EDT
Stephen Jackson apologized to fans at practice Tuesday.
Indianapolis - Pacers player Stephen Jackson and two other men will be charged in connection with a fight outside a strip club last Friday.
Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi announced the charges Wednesday.
Jackson will be charged with criminal recklessness (a D felony), battery (an A misdemeanor) and disorderly conduct (B disdemeanor).
He could face up to three years in jail if he is convicted on the criminal recklessness charge.
After charges are filed, an arrest warrant will be issued. Brizzi's office has contacted Jackson's attorney regarding Jackson's surrender to authorities.
Deon "Dino" Willford is charged with battery with a deadly weapon, failure to stop at the scene of a personal injury accident and operating without a license. Willford is being held on $80,000 bond and has an initial hearing on Friday.
Raymel Mattox, a friend of Jamaal Tinsley, is charged with possession of marijuana, battery and disorderly conduct.
The fight happened at Club Rio on West 38h Street as the four Pacers left the club. According to police reports, Pacer Stephen Jackson admitted to kicking handicapped suspect Quentin "Fingers" Willford during the fight. Jackson also fired his handgun before and after getting hit by a car driven by Deon Willford