Jersey Shore’s Ronnie Indicted on Assault Charge

Celebuzz | December 17, 2010 - 4:03 pm

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…