- The New York City Police Department on Thursday arrested a college basketball coach in connection with an assault in Queens early Sunday morning that ended in a Florida man's death.
The New York Daily News and television station WPIX reported that Jamill Jones, a Wake coach since May 2017, was placed under arrest Thursday in Queens, N.Y., after he surrendered to police with his lawyer by his side. Jones was released on his own recognizance and was ordered to return to court on October 2.
According to police, Jones allegedly punched Sandor Szabo in the face following a confrontation in the early morning hours Sunday that began when Szabo knocked on Jones' vehicle window thinking it was his Uber ride.
Wake Forest University assistant coach Jamill Jones was arraigned Thursday night on a misdemeanor assault charge and released on his own recognizance.
Among the cars Szabo allegedly approached was one driven by Jones, which led to their confrontation. "We will make a further statement after we learn more about the matter". Szabo fell and hit his head hit the pavement, losing consciousness, authorities said. Szabo's brother said he thought Szabo may have mistaken an SUV for a cab, according to the New York Daily News. He was placed on life support and later died.
Wake Forest released a statement.
Szabo, a 35-year-old man from Boca Raton, Fla., was in town for a wedding.
Jones, a Philadelphia native, joined the Demon Deacons staff in May 2017 after coaching at Central Florida, Virginia Commonwealth and Florida Gulf Coast and playing at Arkansas Tech and North Platte Community College in Nebraska.