Victims and a witness reported that three white males had jumped another white male. The suspects were last seen traveling on University Avenue. The suspects reportedly left after a witness approached and called 911. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call the WVU Police at 293-2677 or 293-COPS, Captain Phil Scott.
UPD reminds students and the community of the risks associated with such violent acts:
Criminal Arrest:�61-2-9. Malicious or unlawful assault; assault; battery; penalties.
- (a) If any person maliciously shoot, stab, cut or wound any person, or by any means cause him bodily injury with intent to maim, disfigure, disable or kill, he shall, except where it is otherwise provided, be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be punished by confinement in the penitentiary not less than two nor more than ten years. If such act be done unlawfully, but not maliciously, with the intent aforesaid, the offender shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall, in the discretion of the court, .
(b) Assault.—If any person unlawfully attempts to commit a violent injury to the person of another or unlawfully commits an act which places another in reasonable apprehension of immediately receiving a violent injury, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be
(c) Battery.—If any person unlawfully and intentionally makes physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with the person of another or unlawfully and intentionally causes physical harm to another person, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be
Potential liability for the injuries:
- The victim could sue for the cost of injuries and damages and the court can order restitution if the victim does not file a suit. These bills could result in hundreds of thousands of dollars and destroy your future.
- An educational opportunity lost and lost earnings.
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