Minneapolis man pleads guilty to assault in connection to attack on Metro Transit driver

December 19, 2018 03:29 PM

The video above originally aired Nov. 20

A 19-year-old Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault and been sentenced to five days in the Hennepin County Workhouse, as well as two years of supervised probation, in connection to an attack on a Metro Transit driver in November.


Court records show Terry Devon James Jr. entered the plea Wednesday in Hennepin County. The judge stayed 85 days of a 90-day sentence pending successful completion of his probation.

RELATED: Minneapolis man charged with punching Metro Transit bus driver

Authorities alleged James tried to follow a Metro Transit bus driver back to the break room at the Brooklyn Center Transit Station, then punched him.

The criminal complaint states the driver said he was walking back toward the break room when James tried to follow him. After the driver reportedly informed him he could not enter the break room, James is said to have "made fists with his hand and took a fighting stance."

He is then alleged to have walked away, before returning saying "On my mama, don't disrespect me."

The complaint states the driver said James then punched him in the back of his head and continued trying to punch him until he was able to break away and activate an alarm.

According to the complaint, Metro Transit police officials were able to observe the assault via video surveillance.

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