Kansas freshman Josh Jackson was charged on Friday for criminal damage to property less than $1,000, which is a Class B misdemeanor.
The charge comes from an incident on December 6 after the Lawrence Police Department was dispatched to a report of property damage at 545 Wisconsin Street, according to a Douglas County District Attorney’s Office news release. Officers met with a female who claimed her car had been damaged by one known person and other unknown people.
Officers determined the female had been at the Yacht Club, a sports bar and grill, at 530 Wisconsin Street earlier that evening. The female threw a drink at a male upon leaving the Yacht Club. A friend of the male, later identified as Josh Jackson, followed the female to her care and engaged in an argument with her. During the argument, the car was damaged in several places, according to the news release.
Witnesses claimed to have observed Jackson kick the driver’s door of the vehicle and kick a rear taillight during the argument. Other unknown individuals also caused damage to the vehicle. Witnesses were unable to identify other individuals that caused damage other than Jackson. The damage to the vehicle is estimated to be $3,150.45.
The value of the door and taillight damaged is estimated to be $1,127.45. Jackson was not charged with a felony (damage over $1,000) because it was not clear that all of the damage done to the door and taillight were caused solely by Jackson, according to the release. The State requested a summons to be issued for Jackson to appear in court.
KU Athletics could not be immediately reached for comment.