SMITHFIELD — Police here have arrested four more Bryant University students in connection with Sunday’s on-campus assault.
Jarret Martin, 19, of 81 Wachusett St., Franklin, Massachusetts, is charged with breaking and entering, and disorderly conduct.
John Amaya, 20, of 45 Beck Ave., Rye, New York, and Jack McNeil, 19, of 435 Holly Rd., Marshfield, Massachusetts, are charged with breaking and entering, simple assault, disorderly conduct and conspiracy.
Sarah McBrien, 20, of 1 Christopher Lane, Scituate, Massachusetts, is charged with breaking and entering and disorderly conduct.
The arrests stem from the incident at Bryant University on Sunday morning when students allegedly broke into a townhouse.
Martin was taken into custody without incident on Tuesday and later appeared before Bail Commissioner George Lazieh. He was released on $1,000 surety bail.
Amaya was taken into custody Wednesday, and appeared before Magistrate Joseph P. Ippolito. Bail was set at $25,000 personal recognizance.
McNeil and McBrien were taken into custody Wednesday, and appeared before Bail Commissioner Peter Hopkins. Each was released on $1,000 surety bail.
While Bryant University has announced a review to determine whether the altercation was precipitated by a bias incident, the Police Department said its investigation, so far, has not found any credible evidence that one had occurred.
“What this investigation has clearly revealed is that a day of excessive alcohol consumption and several smaller confrontations during the previous day, culminated in the early morning assaults on April 7, 2019,” the police said in a statement.
The investigation is ongoing and will be sent to the attorney general’s office to determine if it is appropriate for additional persons to be charged.
Three Bryant University student-athletes were arrested Monday following an assault at a townhouse on campus Sunday, according to the Smithfield police.
The three are Joseph Kasperzyk, 19, a basketball player from 155 Halper Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut; Zahir Williams, 20, a football player from 680 Beck Street, Bronx, New York; and Shelton McNeal, 20, also a football player, of 1741 Washington Avenue, Lakeland, Florida.
They have been charged with breaking and entering, simple assault, disorderly conduct and conspiracy.
Smithfield police investigated after receiving a call from Bryant Public Safety at 2 a.m. Sunday about an assault.
The townhouse residents told the police they were awakened by people who had entered the residence and began banging on bedroom doors, demanding that the occupants get out of their rooms. According to the police, Kasperzyk, Williams and McNeal then assaulted two of the residents, broke a TV and tore posters off the walls.
According to Bryant, the three students have been suspended from their teams. The dean of student life will initiate a conduct review to determine “their status as students going forward,” Elizabeth O’Neil, associate vice president for university relations, said in an emailed statement.
Deshon Wilson has been suspended indefinitely from the Oregon State football program while the situation is under investigation, according to a university spokesperson.
TCU wide receiver and return man KaVonate Turpin is suspended for this week’s game at Kansas following his arrest for assault of a family.
University of Texas linebacker Demarco Boyd has been charged with misdemeanor assault stemming from an altercation following a July 4 car crash in West Austin, Assistant Police Chief Troy Gay confirmed to the American-Statesman.
Boyd turned himself into Travis County officials and was released Thursday. Austin police said the official charge is assault with injury, a class A misdemeanor.
An arrest affidavit in the case is expected to be made public Friday. Austin police have been investigating the incident since July 4, interviewing numerous witnesses. Boyd is accused of assaulting a 20-year-old out-of-town visitor at the scene of the crash near Enfield and Mopac (Loop 1), badly damaging a car he was in.
Boyd, a sophomore from Gilmer, has played in four career games at Texas. He redshirted in 2016 and then was used sparingly last season. He was a two-way player at Gilmer and a two-time all-state selection.
In a statement, Texas coach Tom Herman said, “We are aware of the situation with Demarco Boyd and have suspended him from all team activities at this time. We will continue to monitor the legal process and pending its completion, determine any further action.”
University of Alabama sophomore linebacker VanDarius Cowan has been dismissed from the football team for a violation of team rules, according to an announcement Monday from the UA athletics department.“VanDarius has been dismissed from the team and is no longer a part of our football program due to a violation of team rules,” Coach Nick Saban said in the statement Monday morning. “Each of us has a responsibility to represent The University of Alabama in a first-class way, and failure to
Mississippi State wide receiver Reggie Todd was arrested Tuesday on an alleged simple assault charge, according to the Oktibbeha County jail log.
Todd has been suspended indefinitely from team activities, Joe Moorhead said in a statement.
In a statement, a spokesman from the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office said that Todd turned himself into the sheriff’s office after warrants were issued for a fight he was allegedly involved with early Sunday morning. The charge is a misdemeanor.
It is believed that the alleged fight was with another male at a house party. Todd, 21, was bonded out. Todd’s initial appearance in Oktibbeha County Justice Court is scheduled for July 10
Todd, who is entering his sophomore season, is one of a handful of Mississippi State receivers battling for playing time and looking to earn a viable role in Joe Moorhead’s offense. There’s a logjam at the position and the opportunity is there for guys to make separation heading into training camp. As a redshirt freshman last season, he had 14 receptions, 160 yards and one touchdown while playing in all 13 games.
Linebacker Jahlani Tavai and running back Kaiwi Chung were arrested for third degree assault after they were involved in an altercation with a man who allegedly pushed a woman to the ground, according to law enforcement sources.
It happened at The District nightclub on Kona Street.
Tavai and Chung are believed to have been in the vicinity of the initial incident and subsequently went after the man. They were later arrested for the misdemeanor crime.
Tavai, a potential NFL Draft prospect, was named to the all-Mountain West second team last season after leading the Warriors with 124 tackles (66 solo, 58 assisted), ranking 10th in the nation.
As a junior, Tavai also led the ‘Bows in sacks (5.5) and tackles-for-loss (11.0).
Chung, who played 11 games for the Warriors last season, was expected to contribute on special teams and on offense this upcoming fall.
Neither player had been charged as of early Sunday afternoon.
Police said Jamarkese Williams, 22, was seen on video punching a customer in the face up to 7 times on Saurday night at the 50/50 Bar. It’s unclear what led up to the alleged fight.
According to the affidavit, another customer tried to intervene and “attempted to reason” with Williams.
Williams punched that man up to three times, police said.
Police identified Williams using the video, but UIW Athletic Director Brian Wickstorm also called police and told them Williams told him he was involved in the fight, according to the affidavit.