Former NPCC player charged with assault in deadly attack

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb.-- (KNOP) A rising college basketball coach and former Mid Plains Community College hoop star Jamill Jones has been charged in the death of a New York City Tourist.

The University of Wake Forest assistant coach pleaded not guilty Thursday, August 9th, 2018 to a misdemeanor assault charge.

Police say on early morning August 5th, 2018 Jones allegedly punched Sandor Szabo causing him to fall and smash his head on the side walk after Szabo drunkenly mistook Jones as his Uber leaving a wedding reception.

Szabo never regained conscious and was taken off life support on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018.

Jones turned himself in to police on Thursday, August 9th, 2018 accompanied by his lawyer who called the incident "a tragic accident."

MPCC public relations spokesperson Heather Johnson confirmed that Jones was on the Men's basketball roster during the 05-06 season. During the season Jones appeared in 32 games and started nine.

Jones was in his second season as an assistant coach with the Demon Deacons. In a statement, Wake Forest said it would comment further once it gathers more information.