Petersburg native Trey Songz makes court appearance for felony assault case

FILE - In this March 2, 2015, file photo, Trey Songz performs during the Between The Sheets Tour at Philips Arena in Atlanta. Police say Songz has been arrested for throwing microphones and speakers from the stage during a performance at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. The Detroit Police Department says Songz, whose real name is Tremaine Neverson, was arrested Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, after the show. (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/Invision/AP, File)

DETROIT (WRIC/AP) — Petersburg native Trey Songz appeared in a Detroit courtroom Tuesday for a hearing on assault charges against a police officer.

During a performance at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena back in December, the singer reportedly became belligerent on stage after the venue ended his concert. An officer said Songz punched him in the head, causing a concussion.

Songz, whose real name is Tremaine Neverson, is charged with aggravated assault and assaulting a police officer.

He is scheduled to go on trial in September.

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