The star faces a charge of aggravated assault after his Detroit bar brawl with Von Bondie Jason Stollsteimer...

JACK WHITE has appeared in a DETROIT court today (March 9) to defend himself against a charge of aggravated assault.

The White Stripes star was due to face a charge relating to a fight in December last year when he got into a bar brawl with Von Bondies’ singer Jason Stollsteimer at the Detroit Magic Stick.

According to local press Jack’s defence lawyer Walter Piszczatowski has been negotiating a plea deal with prosecutors, which is now nearing completion. The hearing has been delayed, but is expected to continue later today.

White has pleaded innocent to the charge, but if found guilty at trial could face up to one year behind bars.

NME.COM will bring more on this story as it develops.

White Stripes are planning to come back to the UK in August to headline the Reading and Leeds festivals.