High school basketball star Mikey Williams can breathe a sigh of relief as he walked out of a San Diego County courtroom with a smile on his face. The 19-year-old, who is committed to the University of Memphis, reached a beneficial agreement with prosecutors in his shooting case, allowing him to avoid incarceration.
High school basketball star Mikey Williams avoids jail time after striking a plea deal in his shooting case. By pleading guilty to a single count of making criminal threats, attending therapy and gun safety classes, and completing community service, Williams can have the charge reduced to a misdemeanor. The outcome allows him to continue pursuing his basketball career and highlights the importance of individual circumstances when determining justice.
Avoiding Serious Charges
Initially facing multiple felony charges, including five counts of assault with a firearm and one count of shooting at an occupied vehicle, Williams took a significant step towards resolving the case. In the end, he pleaded guilty to a single count of making criminal threats as part of the deal.
In exchange for his plea, Williams has agreed to attend Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, gun safety, and anger management classes. Additionally, he must complete 80 hours of community service. If Williams successfully fulfills these requirements by his sentencing date on August 12, 2024, the charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor, sparing him from a potential prison sentence.
Following the court proceedings, footage captured Williams leaving the courthouse, visibly content with the outcome. He expressed his gratitude, saying, “I feel good. All glory to God.” The Deputy District Attorney, George Modlin, also expressed satisfaction, stating that the resolution of the case was a result of a thorough examination of the details, taking into account Williams’ age, lack of criminal record, and the events that transpired that night.
No Updates on College Commitment
While the shooting case has reached a resolution, it remains uncertain when Mikey Williams will join the University of Memphis Tigers for the upcoming season. A spokesperson for the university declined to provide any new updates following the day’s news.