Assault case for NC State”s Johnson resumes next week

Assault case for NC State’s Johnson resumes next week

CLEVELAND (AP) The felony assault case involving suspended North Carolina State guard Markell Johnson will resume next week in his home state of Ohio.

According to the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Common Pleas Court, a pretrial hearing was held Monday and another is set for Jan. 16.

A court document says Johnson was among four people indicted Dec. 5 for causing ”serious physical harm” to a male victim on or about Oct. 8. A police report states the victim reported having a broken orbital bone and a concussion while needing stitches after an argument escalated.

Court records show Johnson has pleaded not guilty and posted $5,000 bond on Dec. 20.

The sophomore was averaging 8.7 points and 6.6 assists before being indefinitely suspended last month.

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