Many assaults, batteries in October

Police reports show a number of assaults have been reported on campus and in Carbondale over the past 10 days.

Carbondale Police

Police arrested a Tennessee man after they received a report of shots fired near the 800 block of East Grand Avenue around 3 a.m. Saturday, when officers found a victim with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a St. Louis hospital for non-life threatening injuries, and officers identified Michael L. Brown, of Dyersburg, Tenn., as a suspect.

Brown was arrested on charges of aggravated battery with a firearm and taken to the Jackson County Jail.

The police crime map shows another incident labeled as an “assault with deadly weapon” occurred on East Grand Avenue a few days later. An aggravated battery was also reported Tuesday in the 700 block of East Grand, according to the map.

DPS Director Todd Sigler said in an email Thursday night that he could not comment at the time but would discuss the matter with the Daily Egyptian today.

Details on the victims’ conditions were not available.

SIU Department of Public Safety

Police received a report of a battery that involved a student around 2 a.m. Sunday on South Washington Street at Mill Street. Reports state a 22-year-old student told police he and a friend were walking to the friend’s apartment when he passed a group of female subjects. The females were accompanied by some male subjects, reports state, and they became offended by comments the victim made.

The report states the victim “was then stuck by one of the subjects.” The victim did not require medical treatment.

Police received a report of criminal sexual assault Oct. 17. An 18-year-old SIUC student reported she was the victim of a sexual assault at University Hall Oct. 16.

Police received a report of a battery Oct. 18. A 19-year-old SIUC student told police he was riding his bicycle across the south overpass footbridge on campus Oct. 17 when four suspects “pulled up a rope and knocked him off his bicycle,” the report states.

The victim was not injured.

Cases of battered students were also reported to have occurred earlier this month and during September.

DPS reported batteries on campus Sept. 29 near the Recreation Center, Oct. 9 near Anthony Hall and Oct. 14 in Lot 45. All of these cases involved battery and robbery or attempted robbery.

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