GAINESVILLE- On Tuesday in Hall County court, the attorney for Jeffery Simon Hubbard entered a plea of not guilty to all charges in connection with a Jet Ski accident out on LakeLanier last summer which killed 11-year-old Kile Glover.
Hubbard was arrested March 1st by the Hall County Sheriff Office after a grand jury indicted him on homicide by vessel, reckless operation of a water vessel, serious injury by vessel, unlawful operation of a personal water craft and a boat traffic infraction.
All this stems from a Jet Ski accident that occurred back on July 6th on the waters of Lake Lanier off of Van Pugh Park in Flowery Branch. A pontoon boat was dragging an inner tube with 11-year-old Kile Glover and his 15-year-old sister. In full view of DNR (Department of Natural Resources) Rangers on patrol, a jet ski piloted by 38-year-old Jeffery Simon Hubbard was riding on the wave of wake of the pontoon boat when he somehow ran over the inner tube with the two children on it. Glover sustained critical injuries to his head in the collision and was unconscious. The 15-year-old riding on the inner tube with Glover sustained multiple broken bones.
Both children were airlifted to Egleston Children’s Hospital in Atlanta. A doctor soon declared Glover brain-dead and was placed on life support. Glover died 15 days after the accident.
Kile Glover was the stepson of R&B superstar Usher.
Hall County District Attorney Lee Darraugh said that two of the charges against Hubbard, homicide by vessel and serious injury by vessel, are felonies and that he could face up to 15 years and 5 years in jail respectively.
Hubbard is currently free on bond. No trial date has been set as of yet.