DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Authorities have charged a 17-year-old Detroit prep football star with assaulting a female student just hours after he was released from jail for body-slamming a security officer at Cass Technical High School.
Wayne County prosecutors on Saturday said Jayru Campbell has been charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm, domestic violence — assault and battery, and unarmed robbery in connection with the Friday incident, which took place during school hours. Campbell is accused of assaulting his 17-year-old girlfriend over a dispute involving a phone.READ MORE: Gilbert Family Foundation Makes $12 Million Investment For Detroit's Eviction Crisis
According to a reports, Campbell tried to read the girl’s text messages, allegedly pushing her to the ground to get her phone. He allegedly choked and hit the girl, apparently leaving her with a bruise below her eye. Officials say the girl didn’t require medical attention.
The incident was reportedly caught on video, which has since been turned over to investigators.
Campbell was expected to be arraigned Saturday in a Romulus district court. It’s unclear how the charges might affect his standing on the school’s football team.READ MORE: Detroit Adds 4 Electric Buses To Fleet
Campbell was sentenced in May to 60 days in jail after pleading guilty to misdemeanor aggravated assault. His jail sentence was delayed so he could finish summer school classes.
Campbell admitted that he slammed a security officer at Cass Technical High School head-first on Jan. 22 after refusing to pull a hood off his head. The confrontation was recorded on video. Judge Timothy Kenny ordered Campbell undergo drug testing, counseling, anger management classes, and complete 75 hours of community service, and pay more than $600 in court costs.
Campbell led Cass Tech to state championships in 2011 and 2012.MORE NEWS: MDOT Closing Pedestrian Bridge Over I-94 Near Wayne State University For Repairs
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