DURHAM — University of Connecticut football player Ian Swenson was arrested Friday in connection with an alleged assault that took place Jan. 26 at a University of New Hampshire fraternity. According to Deputy Chief Rene Kelley, the arrest was the result of a lengthy investigation regarding an incident at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity Jan. 26 between midnight and 1 a.m. Swenson’s arrest on a Class B felony charge of riot brings the total of those charged as a result of the charges to six.
DURHAM — Police have charged, Zachary Banks, a fourth University of New Hampshire football player with felony riot in the wake of a large brawl in January at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house.
Linebacker Zachary Banks, 20, of Westminster, Mass., was arrested Friday afternoon, police said. He was released on personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to be arraigned in Strafford County Superior Court on Feb. 28.
After police broke up the Jan. 26 fight, which had spilled from the house and caught the attention of patrol officer Emily Festa, police reviewed video surveillance of the incident. SAE has a number of cameras on the property.
The video shows about 15 people approached the back door in hooded sweatshirts, police said. When SAE President Dillon Murphy opened the door, the men pushed him onto the ground and entered the house, according to police.
Three people were seen striking Murphy, according to an affidavit.
DURHAM — Three University of New Hampshire (UNH) students, all members of the football team, were arrested Friday, each charged with a felony count of riot for allegedly forcing their way into a fraternity and assaulting people. Quinlan Dean, 21, of Greenbelt, Maryland; Kyle Hamper, 20, of Portland, Oregon; and Jackson Housman, 20, of Weare, all face a Class B felony carrying a possible sentence of 3½ to 7 years in prison if convicted.The three were released on personal recognizance bail