‘Jersey Shore’ star indicted for assault
One of the stars of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” has been indicted for an assault that prosecutors say happened just off camera during the first season.
A grand jury in Ocean County, N.J., says there’s evidence that Ronald “Ronnie” Ortiz-Magro committed a crime.
The indictment was issued Thursday and made public Friday.
The grand jury said the 25year-old reality TV star knocked a man out with a punch Sept. 4, 2009, when the show was being filmed in Seaside Heights. While the punch wasn’t shown on the show, Ortiz-Magro was seen bragging about it.
Prosecutors told The Asbury Park Press they hoped to resolve the case without an indictment.
No lawyer is listed for Ortiz- Magro. MTV publicists did not immediately respond to requests for comment Saturday.
Deputies investigate theft from Jermaine Jackson’s home
Sheriff’s detectives say they are investigating the reported theft of $192,000 in jewelry and luggage from Jermaine Jackson. Michael’s Jackson’s older brother reported the theft of watches, rings and other jewelry after returning to Southern California from a vacation in mid-September.
Detectives say there are no suspects and no clear leads.
Authorities say Jackson and his wife noticed the items were missing Sept. 18 and realized that one of the doors of their Calabasas home had been left unlocked.
The investigation was first reported by TMZ.com.