Clubbing and robbing
On Jan. 24, at around 2 a.m., police officers were dispatched to the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity house regarding a fight in progress. Upon arrival, the officers spoke with the victim, who is a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. According to the student, he was sitting in front of the Sigma Chi fraternity house talking with a friend, when suddenly he was punched in the left side of his head.
The victim chased the male suspect to the back door of the Lambda Chi Alpha’s house, where the two of them proceeded to continue fighting. Members of the Sigma Chi fraternity were forced to break up the fight.
The female student who was talking with the victim was reluctant to tell the police the name of the person who punched him. However, one of the police officers located the suspect, who was another Tech student and member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
The victim received minor injuries, including a bloody hand and a swollen left ear, but he refused medical attention. The victim also refused to press criminal charges against the student assailant. The Lambda Chi Alpha student was written up for a student code of conduct violation for the charge of battery, and the Dean of Students was contacted for possible academic action.
At around 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 23, a police officer was patrolling the area around North Ave. and Fowler St., when the officer spotted a suspicious male, in the bushes, attempting to use the rest room. The officer immediately notified dispatch of the situations and proceeded to stop the male and asked for identification.
The suspect then stated that he did not have any ID, but he did give a name and date of birth. The police ran the name through their database, but there was no match. The officer asked the suspect once more, and the male stated again that he had given correct information. The suspect was asked one last time for proper identification, and he finally gave a different name and date of birth.
The suspect returned unlicensed out of Georgia, and on active probation. The suspect was then placed under arrest for giving a false name and date of birth and transported to jail.