San Ysidro high school basketball star Mikey Williams arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon

Arrest stems from March 27 shooting in Jamul
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Posted at 11:34 AM, Apr 14, 2023
and last updated 2023-04-14 21:23:02-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – San Ysidro high school basketball star Mikey Williams was arrested in the East County on multiple charges of assault with a deadly weapon, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department confirmed Friday.

The department officials said a SWAT unit and detectives served a search warrant Thursday at a home in the 2600 block of Bratton Valley Road in Jamul. The warrant, officials stated, was related to a shooting that occurred on the property on March 27.

An 18-year-old man named Michael Williams, who was at the home when the warrant was served, was taken into custody, sheriff's officials said.

Sheriff’s officials released the following information regarding the March 27 incident:

“There was a verbal argument about guests in the house being asked to leave. Five people got into a car and as they were driving away, shots were fired. The car was hit, but no one was hurt. The incident was reported to the Rancho San Diego Sheriff's Station and Rural Command the next day, March 28.”

Officials added, “Three of the passengers in the car are minors. It is the policy of the Sheriff's Department not to release identifying information about minor victims. This is all the information that can be released at this time as the investigation continues including interviewing additional witnesses.”

Jail records obtained by ABC 10News showed Michael Anthony Williams was booked into San Diego Central Jail at 3:24 p.m. Thursday on five felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

Williams’ date of birth, height, and weight match the description of San Ysidro High School basketball standout Mikey Williams.

Michael Anthony Williams was released from custody early Friday morning after posting $50,000 bail, officials said.

Mikey Williams, one of the top high school basketball players in the nation, is a senior at San Ysidro High and is committed to attend the University of Memphis in the fall.

Memphis Athletics released the following statement to ABC 10News: “We are aware of the situation and are gathering more information.”

Williams is scheduled to appear in court in El Cajon on April 20.

Attorney Troy P. Owens Jr. posted a statement on his Instagram accountannouncing that Williams has retained his services.

Owens says the star athlete is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

"We are aware of several narratives being advanced online that are not factual and are designed to humiliate Mr. Williams. We are confident that the truth will come to light," part of the statement says.

You can read the full statement from Williams' attorney below or at this link.

Williams is one of the name, image, and likeness era's earliest stars, securing a multiyear deal with shoe and athletic apparel maker Puma for an undisclosed amount in 2021. He has millions of followers across his social media platforms, and estimates his NIL valuation at $3.6 million.

This is a developing story please check back for updates. The Associated Press contributed to this report.