Zay Jackson will spend 30 days in jail for striking two people with his car in a Walmart parking lot.
According to the Murray State News and WPSD Local 6, the Racers sophomore guard pled guilty this morning for two counts of first degree wanton endangerment. Those charges have been reduced from the initial charges of assault.
Under the plea deal, Jackson will be allowed to serve his 30 days on weekends, allowing Jackson to stay enrolled at Murray State, and stay in class. This will allow Jackson to remain academically eligible, but his 30-day sentence will be split over 15-weeks, meaning Jackson’s will be serving his sentence through December. Jackson will also perform community service, attend anger management classes, and write a letter of apology to the victims. It is expected that he will also face a lengthy probation after serving the jail time.
After the plea deal was announced, surveillance video of the incident was released:
According to the school, it appears Jackson will remain with the Racers. (See the full statement from Athletic Director Allen Ward here) Currently, he is still serving an indefinite suspension.
Under Kentucky law, First degree wanton endangerment is a Class D Felony, and a 30-day sentence is considered light, as punishments can range from 1-5 years.