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Singer Trey Songz declines plea deal in police assault case following Detroit performance

March 5, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Singer Trey Songz declines plea deal in police assault case following Detroit performance

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R&B singer and songwriter Trey Songz declined a plea deal offered by prosecutors that would have seen a felony assault charge he received during a show in Detroit, reduced to a misdemeanor.

Songz, whose real name is Tremaine Neverson, appeared via video from Los Angeles for his arraignment in Wayne County Circuit Court on Friday, The Detroit Free Press reported.

Police charged Songz in December with aggravated assault and assaulting an officer during a performance at Joe Louis Arena, in which a police sergeant was punched in the face, and a cameraman suffered injuries during a scuffle.

If convicted, Songz could face four years in prison.

Authorities say Trey Songz was angered after he was ordered to end his performance sparking a confrontation, which saw speakers and microphones thrown from the stage.

As part of the plea offer, the 32-year-old Songz would plead guilty to one count of attempted resisting and obstruct a police officer along with a single count of aggravated assault.

According to the publication, prosecutors have left the plea deal on the table, which would require Trey Songz to serve two years of probation as part of his sentencing in the case.

Songz will now stand trial in the case

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