By Zach Arnold | November 27, 2012
When we last visited the story regarding Jeremy Stephens getting arrested in Minneapolis, there was a debate as to what UFC knew at the time and how much the public was told about his actual legal circumstances.
Today, the picture is starting to clear up on Mr. Stephens’ legal woes.
A pretrial conference has been set for December 13th in Des Moines. A jury trial is scheduled for January 9th, 2013 in Des Moines. Stephens’ attorney is Alfredo Parrish (of Parrish Kruidenier Dunn Boles Gribble Parrish Gentry & Fisher LLP). The county attorney working the case is Celene Gogerty, the assistant Polk County attorney.
Stephens was charged on three counts, resulting in a $20,000 bond (posted by someone named Ryan Hass) and giving up the passport. Details about the three counts he has been charged for:
Count 1 – WILLFUL INJURY CAUSING SERIOUS INJURY, in violation of Section 804.4(1) of the Code of Iowa; and charges that the above named defendant on or about October 15, 2011, in the County of Polk and State of Iowa, did an act which was not justified and which was intended to cause seriously injury to another, causing serious injury to another, to-wit: Shane Schreck. (Class C Felony)
Count 2 – BURGLARY IN THE FIRST DEGREE, in violation of Section 713.1 and 713.3 of the Code of Iowa; and charges that the above named defendant on or about October 15, 2011, in the County of Polk and State of Iowa, did enter an occupied structure with the intent to commit a felony, assault, or theft therein having no right, license, or privilege to do so, while such structure had one or more persons present and the defendant intentionally or recklessly inflicted bodily injury on any person. (Class B Felony)
Count 3 – ASSAULT CAUSING BODILY INJURY, in violation of Section 708.2(2) and 708.1.(1) of the Code of Iowa; and charges that the above named defendant on or about October 15, 2011, in the County of Polk and State of Iowa, did an act which was intended to cause pain or injury to or which was intended to result in physical contact which would be insulting or offensive to another coupled with the apparent ability to execute the act causing bodily injury, to-wit: Jennifer Schreck. (Serious Misdemeanor).
There are already requests from local & national media to cover the jury trial, including a filing with the court from Amanda Lewis of KCCI-TV.
Stephen is scheduled to fight Yves Edwards on UFC’s December 8th Fox broadcast show from Key Arena in Seattle.