Plea deal expected for Trey Songz in Detroit assault case; final conference date set


DETROIT – Singer Trey Songz appeared in court by video stream Thursday for a hearing on charges of injuring a Detroit police sergeant when he became belligerent on stage during his show Dec. 28 at Joe Louis Arena. 

Tremaine Neverson, known better as Trey Songz, was arrested after the show and charged with assaulting a police officer causing injury and aggravated assault. Authorities say microphones and speakers were thrown from the Joe Louis Arena stage. 

An attorney for Trey Songz says the singer is in negotiations with prosecutors to reduce a felony assault charge stemming from a concert in Detroit. Prosecutors say the plea calls for two years' probation and drug and alcohol screening.

A date was set during the hearing for a final conference for May 31.

According to Detroit police, Neverson became belligerent when he ran out of time and was asked to get off the stage. He began throwing speakers, microphones, and other objects. Several concertgoers told Local 4 they were surprised to see him do this. 

Detroit police officers went on stage and tried to calm him down, but he continued to throw things. A Detroit police sergeant was hit in the head and taken to the hospital with a concussion. The prosecutor's office said the officer was hit with Neverson's fist.

This video was posted by a concertgoer: