A Wake Forest assistant basketball coach turned himself into the New York City police Thursday to face an assault charge in connection with an altercation that resulted in the death of a Florida man, according to New York media reports. Jones was arrested Thursday and charged with assault.
"We have just been made aware of this matter and we are gathering information", Wake Forest said in a statement released Thursday evening. He was released on his own recognizance and will return to court on October 2. "We will make a further statement after we learn more about the matter".
Police say Jones confronted Sandor Szabo on a Queens street around 1:15 a.m. Sunday.
Jamill Jones allegedly slugged Boca Raton marketing professional Sandor Szabo so hard on Sunday that he fell backward, hit his head on the concrete and lost consciousness.
His family said the marketing professional was leaving the hotel where his brother was staying and called for a auto to go back to his own hotel. He was taken off life support Tuesday afternoon. One of its assistants has reportedly been charged in an attack on a NY tourist who later died.
Wake Forest assistant coach Jamill Jones, second from left, is shown with the team and head coach Danny Manning during a game in November.
Jones spent one season with the Knights and now is an assistant coach at Wake Forest.
Jones, 35, is a Philadelphia native who played college basketball at Arkansas Tech.
Szabo, who lived in Boca Raton with his brother, always had a bright smile and shared a love of fishing, cooking and family, the company said. "We are going to miss him dearly".