An assistant basketball coach at Wake Forest University in North Carolina was in court Thursday after turning himself in for allegedly punching a tourist who later died.
According to the New York Post, the charges could be upgraded. He was arraigned today on a misdemeanor assault charge and released on his own recognizance after entering his plea.
A Florida tourist died in NY after he was punched by a man he probably thought was an Uber driver, his family said.
Medical examiners will work to determine if Jones' punch was the cause of death.
According to CBS News New York, the blow was so hard, Szabo fell backwards and hit his head on the concrete. The family believes he was knocking on auto windows to check on his ride when he knocked on the suspect's window.
Wake Forest assistant coach Jamill Jones attacked Sandor Szabo around 1:15 a.m. Sunday in Queens, causing him to fall and hit his head on the sidewalk, police said.
Police said the suspect left the scene in a white SUV.More news: North Korea chides U.S. for following ‘outdated acting script’
Wake Forest University said Thursday night that they had just learned of Jones' arrest and would release a statement at a later time.
► Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this.
Szabo, a 35-year-old man from Boca Raton, Fla., was in town for a wedding.
Jones, 35, is a Philadelphia native who played college basketball at Arkansas Tech.
Jones is set to begin his second season on Danny Manning's Wake Forest staff after joining in the spring of 2017.
Szabo was "super outgoing, friendly, and an incredibly smart businessman", his digital marketing company, What If Media Group, wrote in a Facebook post.