Former San Diego Prep basketball star Mickey Williams has pleaded guilty to a felony charge – NBC 7 San Diego
Former San Ysidro High School basketball star Mikey Williams has pleaded guilty to one count of making criminal threats in connection with a shooting outside his Jamul home.
“As part of this plea, he must attend cognitive behavioral therapy, gun safety and anger management classes,” Steve Walker, communications director for the district attorney’s office, told NBC 7. He must complete 80 hours of community service as well.”
Walker told NBC 7 that if Williams completes all the terms of the agreement and has no new violations, the charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor.
As part of the plea deal, Williams is prohibited from possessing a firearm, and at sentencing on Aug. 12, 2024, a 10-year gun restriction will be placed on his record.
Memphis basketball star Mikey Williams faced several criminal charges after the March 27 shooting. He has been released on $50,000 bail since his arrest on April 13.
An altercation at Williams’ $1.2 million home in the unincorporated area of Jamul in eastern San Diego County shortly before midnight ended with shots being fired into a car that was leaving the home with five occupants inside, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. . Authorities said bullets struck the car, but no one inside was injured.
Williams faced decades in prison if convicted on all charges.
Testimony at Williams’ preliminary hearing indicated that there were six people in the car, including the Uber driver, and that Williams made threats. This testimony prompted prosecutors to add an additional charge of assault with a weapon and two counts of menacing.
A witness testified that she and a group of friends took an Uber to Williams’ house so she could meet JJ Taylor, who was living there and had also committed to play in Memphis. The girl said she went inside while others were waiting in the car, but Williams appeared angry and began making threats.
Also at Williams’ preliminary hearing, Thompson Taylor said that although no witnesses saw Williams fire a gun, there was probable cause to move the case forward based on testimony that witnesses saw him holding a gun and heard him threatening to kill them. Maudlin provided photos of bullet holes in the Tesla Model 3 that transported five people to Williams’ home.
Williams is enrolled in online classes in Memphis and remains on the roster, but has not had access to team facilities or activities, and his status in the program will be determined when the court case is resolved, the school said in late September.
The Tigers began practice on September 25 and open the season on November 6 at home against Jackson State.
Williams was one of the first stars of the name, image and likeness era, landing a multi-year deal with sports shoe and apparel maker Puma for an undisclosed sum in 2021. He had millions of followers across his social media platforms before he reportedly deactivated them. It seems. On3.com once valued his no-loss valuation at $3.6 million, but Williams’ name no longer appears in the rankings.