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Suspended N.C. State guard Markell Johnson facing felonious assault charges


Michael Hickey

N.C. State sophomore guard Markell Johnson is facing felonious assault charges in Cleveland, according to Ohio court documents.

Per a report from Steve Wiseman of The News & Observer, Johnson was apart of an incident in his hometown on Oct. 8.

Johnson, along with Demarious Green, Michael Melton and Johnnie Pullum, were all indicted in Cuyahoga County on Dec. 5. Jailed on Dec. 20, the four had to supply a DNA sample and each were released on $5,000 bond. The four co-defendants are scheduled for a pretrial conference on Thursday in Cuyahoga County.

Suspended indefinitely since Dec. 16, Johnson’s reason for suspension went undisclosed until now thanks to the student-athlete code of conduct. Johnson started N.C. State’s first 10 games this season,