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EXCLUSIVE: Jim Jones Charged With Assault Over Ne-Yo Incident

A meeting with New York City authorities this morning (January 5) has resulted in a misdemeanor assault charge for rapper Jim Jones, his attorney told AllHipHop.com.

 

The Dipset leader turned himself in to the NYPD’s 18th Precinct to discuss an alleged Christmas Eve altercation.

 

According to several conflicting reports, Jones was involved in a melee with singer/songwriter Ne-Yo and members of his entourage at the Fifth Avenue Louis Vuitton store in Manhattan on December 24.

 

Jones surrendered to the NYPD in accordance with arrangements made by attorney Scott Leemon last week, Leemon told AllHipHop.com

 

While details of the incident remain unclear, the information provided by Jones was enough to warrant a charge and a summons for a desk appearance.

 

He is scheduled to appear in court on February 4. Jones was released without bail immediately after making his statement, Leemon told AllHipHop.

 

He declined to comment further on the case.

 

As for Jones, he has declined to speak on the matter, despite several public appearances over the holidays.

 

At press time, a spokesperson for the NYPD could not be reached for comment.

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