"Jersey Shore" Ronnie Indicted on Assault Charge

FILE - In this July 13 2010 file photo, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro arrives at the Jersey Shore Soundtrack Release Party in New York. A grand jury in Ocean County, N.J., says there's evidence that Ortiz-Magro committed a crime. The indictment was issued Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 and made public Friday. The grand jury said the 25-year-old reality TV star knocked a man out with a punch on Sept. 4, 2009, when the first season of the show was being filmed in Seaside Heights. While the punch wasn't shown on the show, Ortiz-Magro was seen bragging about it. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File) AP Photo/Charles Sykes, file

One of the stars of MTV's reality show "Jersey Shore" has been indicted for an assault that prosecutors say happened just off camera during the first season.

A grand jury in Ocean County, New Jersey, says there's evidence that Ronald "Ronnie" Ortiz-Magro committed a crime.

The indictment was issued Thursday and made public Friday.

The grand jury said the 25-year-old reality TV star knocked a man out with a punch on Sept. 4, 2009, when the show was being filmed in Seaside Heights. While the punch wasn't shown on the show, Ortiz-Magro was seen bragging about it.

Prosecutors told The Asbury Park Press that they hoped to resolve the case without an indictment.

No lawyer is listed for Ortiz-Magro. MTV publicists did not immediately respond to requests for comment Saturday.
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