It’s official: Jon Koppenhaver has gotten out of an assault charge without jailtime, instead getting 3 years probation and 30 hours community service. Jon had been involved in an altercation where a bunch of his boys beat the shit out of some guy. Lucky for him, he ‘only held the guy’ and didn’t ‘wail on him’. Also lucky for him is that the victim was a cool ass cat who basically asked the judge to give Koppenhaver a break:
Zatkow publicly stated during the trial that he didn’t want to see Koppenhaver’s career ruined by the charges. He asked for restitution in the form of $2,300, which Koppenhaver has already reportedly paid.
Judge Frank Brown said that Koppenhaver’s situation was not that he would normally feel compassionate about, but also noted that he wanted to give him a second chance.
“No good comes of calling you a felon,” Brown said. “However this also means that I want you to stay out of trouble and lead a good life. You should be thankful towards Mr. Zatkow, he was very compassionate of you.”
Having had a bunch of knuckledragger high school friends end up in juvi for watching a friend beat someone up, I can attest to the fact that Jon was fucking lucky the victim spoke out for him and asked for leniency. Otherwise there’s a pretty good chance Koppenhaver would have ended up in a pound me in the ass prison.