On Friday afternoon Grant Perry was sentenced to 12 months probation and 60 hours of community service, penalties stemming from charges resulting from an incident in East Lansing last October. Perry appeared in Ingham County Circuit Court before Judge Joyce Draganchuk who sentenced him under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act. If Perry completes his sentence without incident and complies with all the conditions of his probation, the charges will be set aside.
On October 15, 2006, Perry was arrested outside an East Lansing restaurant and bar where he was involved in an altercation with a woman. Perry was initially charged with two counts of misdemeanor sexual assault, felony resisting arrest, and an underage in possession of alcohol charge. In accordance with a plea deal the underage possession charge and the sexual assault charges were dropped, and Perry pled guilty to felony resisting arrest and an assault and battery charge.
Prior to sentencing, the woman involved in the incident made a statement to the court about the incident.
The first part of the victim's statement in court during Grant Perry's sentencing pic.twitter.com/W5LBh4Hzog— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) August 4, 2017
Next part of victim statement during Grant Perry sentencing pic.twitter.com/d6jsKzUXVJ— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) August 4, 2017
Final part of the victim statement at Grant Perry's sentencing pic.twitter.com/BKRXK1YJqM— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) August 4, 2017
Perry also made a statement to the court prior to his sentencing.
Grant Perry's statement to the court today, in its entirety pic.twitter.com/7u2UveH4NF— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) August 4, 2017
Perry’s status with the team remains unclear. At this time, the University has not yet commented on the proceedings.
This story is developing.