Zay Jackson makes first court appearance, charges and bond reduced
MURRAY, Ky. - Murray State basketball player Zay Jackson appeared in court for the first time since police arrested him Sunday on assault charges.
The charges stem from an incident in a Wal-Mart parking lot yesterday afternoon in which Jackson allegedly assaulted two people with his car. The victims suffered minor injuries in the altercation.
At the hearing, the judge reduced each of Jackson's two counts of 1st degree assault to 2nd degree assault. Jackson's bond was also lowered to $15,000, down from the original $20,000. He remains in jail.
Jackson is scheduled for a preliminary hearing September 26 at 9:30 a.m.
MURRAY, Ky. — A spokesperson with the Murray Police Department confirms that officers arrested Zay Jackson on Sunday and charged him with two counts of 1st Degree Assault.
Jackson is a member of the Murray State University basketball team.
According to Murray Police, officers responded to an altercation in the Wal-Mart parking lot around 4p.m. Officers said Jackson assaulted two people with his vehicle. Both victims suffered apparent minor injuries.
Murray State Athletic Director Allen Ward released a brief statement stating that they are aware of the situation. They have no comment at this time until they have all the facts.
Jackson will make his first court appearance at 10 a.m. Monday.