Jersey Shore’s Ronnie Indicted on Assault Charge

It seems like every member of Jersey Shore is intent with having their brush with the law.

TMZ reports that Shore guido Ronnie Ortiz has been indicted by a grand jury in Ocean County, New Jersey, stemming from a fight that occurred on the first season of the show.

Oritz is accused of laying the smackdown on Stephen Izzo during a September 4, 2009, incident in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The two parties had reportedly been trying to come to a plea agreement up until now, but have failed to do so.

A rep for Ortiz said of the indictment,

“This comes as a complete shock to us, as far as we know, our attorneys have been in contact with the prosecutors office and we are waiting to see the documents.”

Izzo currently has a lawuit pending against Ortiz, MTV and Jersey Shore’s producers. Ortiz, who was charged with one count of first-degree assault, faces up to five years in state prison.

Maybe he should stick to the celebratory variety of fist-pumping from now on…