North Carolina State Baseball Player Pleads in Wake County Court
As the NC State baseball team prepares for a trip to Louisiana for the NCAA Championships, a suspended Wolfpack player appeared before a Wake County judge on Monday afternoon.
David Harrison, 21, and William Kent Klyman, 23, were arrested in March and charged with breaking and entering with intent to terrorize or injure, according to Wake County arrest records.
On Monday, only Klyman was in the courtroom, where he pleaded guilty and accepted 12 months of unsupervised probation for his role in the crimes. Klyman, sitting next to his lawyer, Amos Tyndall, has waived a jury trial and will be required to complete 225 hours of community service with a non-profit organization.
Klyman pleaded guilty to bodily harm and break and enter to terrorize or injure. The terms of his Klyman probation prohibit him from having any contact with Monroe and paying restitution fees of $ 19,083.
Lawyers Hart Miles, who represents the victim, Jonathan Conner Monroe, and Russell Babb, who represents Harrison, were also in attendance. Neither Monroe nor Harrison were in the courtroom. All of the lawyers, however, agreed to the terms of the plea agreement.
District attorney handling the case, Doug Faucette, recalled in court the alleged events of March 24.
Faucette said Klyman was considered the main offender, telling the judge that Monroe was in a relationship from time to time with Klyman’s sister, who lives in Raleigh. On March 24, Monroe went to Klyman’s sister’s apartment to talk, left, then returned with flowers and a letter, which he left on the doorstep, Faucette told the judge.
As Monroe was leaving the apartment, he saw a male acquaintance come to the apartment. Upon returning home, Monroe texted the friend, who admitted he was visiting Klyman’s sister.
Monroe returned to the apartment but was not allowed in, Faucette said. Faucette explained that according to several witnesses, Monroe called acquaintance, who was a former NC State baseball teammate. At one point, Monroe left the area, but Klyman had already been contacted by his sister.
Klyman woke up Harrison, his roommate, and the two eventually reunited in Wolf Village Way, where Monroe lived, at 10:35 p.m.
Faucette told the judge that a video camera outside the apartment complex showed Klyman and Harrison were allowed in and out of the building within seven minutes.
Harrison told investigators that Klyman punched Monroe several times upon entering the apartment, according to Faucette.
The next day, Monroe filed a report with the North Carolina State Campus Police and obtained a protective order against Klyman. Faucette told the courtroom that Monroe was suffering from a concussion.
Klyman is expected to return to court in August for the first recording of his probation.