|Georgia DE Lemon charged with felony|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 02 July 2008 15:31|
Police investigators took out warrants against the sophomore defensive end, charging him with both misdemeanor battery and felony aggravated battery.
Demarius Jackson, 20, of Albany, told police that Lemon sucker-punched him at a cookout Saturday night at an apartment complex.
The 20-year-old Lemon, a 6-foot-4, 274-pounder, accused Jackson of talking to his girlfriend, according to Jackson and witnesses.
The police report said Lemon punched Jackson about five times before he was pulled off.
A conviction on an aggravated battery charges carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.
``I'm relieved something finally is being done,'' Jackson told the Athens Banner-Herald. ``It's taken four days, but the warrant was definitely a step in the right direction.''