According to the attorney (John Paris) of NC State guard Markell Johnson, all charges against the sophomore have been dismissed by the state of Ohio.
Per his attorney, the state of Ohio has dismissed all charges against NC State sophomore guard Markell Johnson.
— Inside Pack Sports (@InsidePackSport) January 11, 2018
The decision came after further investigation by the prosecutor’s office, per Paris.
Johnson missed the last six games for NC State due to felony assault charges. The 6-foot-1 guard was initially suspended indefinitely on Dec. 16 — the morning of NC State’s loss to UNC Greensboro.
Two weeks later, in documents obtained by The Herald-Sun, it was revealed that Johnson faced felony charges. This was the result of an incident that took place back in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio the first week of October. The dates lined up with NC State’s fall break.
NC State hosts No. 19 Clemson on Thursday night, Jan. 11. Johnson averaged 8.7 points and 6.6 assists, and started all 10 games he appeared in this season.
Per spokeswoman from Markell Johnson's attorney's office in Cleveland, felonious assault charges against him have been dropped. No word yet from NC State on his status with basketball team.
— Stephen Wiseman (@stevewisemanNC) January 11, 2018