View Full Version : Steve Jax Charged

10-13-2006, 12:58 AM

Marion County - Pacers basketball player Stephen Jackson was charged Wednesday with felony criminal recklessness following a fight and shooting an a west side strip club last week. He also faces misdemeanor charges of battery and disorderly conduct.

Jackson apologized for his role in the fight Tuesday, but he still faces serious charges. It happened at Club Rio while he partied with team mates and several friends.

An eyewitness to the fight says it all started when Quentin "Fingers" Willford tried to befriend one of the dancers performing for the players.

"They started to get into an altercation and Fingers started to put his hand in somebody's face," said the witness.

Eventually the disagreement spilled over into the parking lot. That's where prosecutors and the eyewitness say Jackson took part in beating "Fingers" before firing his gun.

"The guy was holding down Fingers and they were beating him up and he yelled out, 'Dino, Dino, Dino, help me, Dino,'" said the witness.

"He kicked the person on the ground, fired the rounds in the air, walked back to his car when the car Mr. Willford was driving strikes him," said Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi, who announced the charges at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.