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Kansas star Jackson charged with criminal damage

Associated Press

Lawrence, Kan.  — Kansas star freshman Josh Jackson has been charged with misdemeanor criminal damage after allegedly vandalizing a woman’s car outside a Lawrence bar.

Kansas guard Josh Jackson was charged with misdemeanor criminal damage after allegedly vandalizing a woman’s car outside a Lawrence bar.

A news release from the district attorney’s office says police responded to a report Dec. 9. The case against Jackson, who attended Consortium College Prep in Detroit, was filed in Douglas County District Court on Friday.

The release says witnesses told investigators that Jackson had kicked a door and rear taillight during an argument with the owner of the car.

About $1,200 of damage was done to the door and taillight. Damage exceeding $1,000 can be charged as a felony, but the release says Jackson was charged with a misdemeanor because the state couldn’t prove he was responsible for all the damage.