A reportedly homeless man who pleaded guilty to following a performance in Bayport will be sentenced June 13 to eight years in state prison, according to the Suffolk district attorney’s office.
DA spokesman Robert Clifford said Jalaluddin Khojandi will also be subject to five year of post-release supervision and an order of protection will be issued to keep Khojandi away from the victim, Mick Hargreaves.
According to court documents, Khojandi, who was 25 at the time of the July 31, 2011, attack, pleaded guilty May 11 to attempted assault in a first degree, a class-C felony.
Coincidentally, the day following the guilty plea, Mick Hargreaves & The King Guys performed at — the same bar where Khojandi had attacked Hargreaves in the parking lot.
A that on the day of the attack Hargreaves was sitting in a vehicle with a woman, and Khojandi, who was previously involved with the same woman, confronted him and, when Hargreaves stepped out of the vehicle, attacked him with a crowbar.
Police said Khojandi fled the scene in a 2006 Ford Crown Victoria and a description of the vehicle was broadcast on police frequencies. Then around 4 p.m., officers on patrol noticed the car parked in front of Khojandi's place of employment, My Auto Inc., on East Jericho Turnpike in Huntington Station. As the vehicle was being impounded, Khojandi was spotted driving by in another vehicle and was pulled over and arrested without further incident, according to police.
Hargreaves was hospitalized for a time after the assault with a fractured skull and other injuries. The Long Island music community to help pay his medical bills, putting on benefits concerts at and the Huntington Moose Hall.