According to authorities, well-known R&B artist Trey Songz has been charged by Detroit Police with assault on a police officer. After asking him to leave the stage, he became irate and hurt an officer.
Trey, real name Tremaine Neverson, became physical with the officer and punched him hard enough to cause a concussion. This altercation occurred after the officer tried to arrest him. Dan Donakowski, an officer on scene, said the sergeant was instantly taken to the hospital for treatment.
The situation occurred around 11:30 p.m. during a show that was headlined by artist Chris Brown.
Donakowski told reporters that Neverson was asked to get off the stage after his set was finished. The performer got upset and began to throw objects such as microphones and speakers off the stage.
At the time, police began to approach the stage trying to calm Neverson down.
Someone posted a video on the artist’s Twitter account showing him leap in the crowd when his set was over, then climbed back on stage.
Trey Songz first debut was back in 2005, and as a songwriter, singer, and producer, he had five albums reach the Top 25 of the Billboard 200 chart within the first ten years of his career. He is a nominee for a plethora of Grammy awards and also has prominent acting roles in movies such as “Texas Chainsaw 3D” and “Baggage Claim.”
Before his arrest on Wednesday, Trey Songz posted a picture on Instagram of him in front of a mirror with the message, “You become your own reputation unfairly or not…”
A response from Songz publicist was not immediate.
Neverson was first charged with resisting and obstructing officers and malicious destruction of property. However, Prosecutors hit him with felony charges of aggravated assault and assault on a police officer.
Punishable by up to four years in prison, assault on a police officer causing injury is no laughing matter. It can also cost up to $5,000 in fines. An aggravated assault charge is punishable of up to a year in jail and $1,000 in fines.
Neverson was also bailed out on a $25,000 bond or 10%, and he will have to see a judge on his next court date which is set for Jan. 5th.