Police charged a Wake Forest assistant basketball coach Thursday with assault in connection with an incident Sunday that resulted in the death of a man in NY.
Jones turned himself in for the assault on Thursday morning. A third-degree assault charge is a misdemeanor in NY.
Jones was released on his own recognizance and ordered to return to court October 2.
A college basketball coach threw a punch that killed a New York City tourist who mistook him for an Uber driver, police said Thursday.
The medical examiner's office said it had not determined a cause of death. The family believes he was knocking on vehicle windows to check on his ride when he knocked on the suspect's window.
Jones emerged from his SUV and punched Szabo, who fell to the ground, hit his head and later died at a local hospital, according to police and court documents.
Police said the suspect left the scene in a white SUV.
Wake Forest University tweeted a statement Thursday, saying, "We have just been made aware of this matter and we are gathering information". "We will make a further statement after we learn more about the matter".
According to Jones' biography page on the Wake Forest website, he coached college basketball at Central Florida, Florida Gulf Coast and Virginia Commonwealth before coming to Wake Forest. His family said he was in town for his brother's wedding and trying to get a ride at the time of the incident. Jones started his coaching career as an assistant coach with the Team Takeover AAU program after graduating from Arkansas Tech in 2008.
Jones is entering his second year on Demon Deacons' coach Danny Manning's staff.