Former Lake Forest High School product will face four misdemeanor counts resulting from his arrest at a house party at the University of Notre Dame early Thursday morning, according to a report by the Chicago Tribune.
Rees, 19 who will turn 20 later this month, originally faced a felony battery charge for assaulting a Sound Bend (Ind.) police officer, but the charge was reduced to a misdemeanor. Rees used his right knee to strike a police officer in the lower chest area, according to the Tribune report.
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The remaining charges include resisting law enforcement, minor consumption of alcohol and public intoxication, according to police.
Rees posted a $250 bond Thursday afternoon and was released from jail. He will return to court likely later this month.
The reduction of a felony charge to a misdemeanor eliminates the possibility that Rees would be dismissed from the university.
According to Notre Dame's school disciplinary code, if any student is charged with a felony, Notre Dame "reserves the right to take summary action and temporarily dismiss the student."
Rees attended a house party Thursday night that drew a large crowd, and the noise drew South Bend Police to the house on Notre Dame Avenue.