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December 12, 2013

Police: Two arrested after frat-house assault

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Rascoe said Colflesh was under treatment by both a doctor and a dentist for his injuries.

’SECOND FIGHT’

Soon after Colflesh was assaulted, a group of eight or so other SUNY Plattsburgh students arrived, and a brawl broke out on the porch between them and fraternity members, police said.

Racicot said it was reported that some of the people in that fight had weapons, including a hammer, a knife, a baseball bat and a hockey stick.

Each group claimed the other one possessed the weapons, he said.

No one sustained any serious injuries caused by weapons, Racicot said, and no one who participated in the second fight is likely to be arrested.

VIDEO FOOTAGE

Police received multiple calls reporting the fights, the chief said.

Officers responded to find students scattering, Rascoe said.

“It was over by the time we were pulling up.”

Later that day, with a search warrant in hand, City Police collected evidence at the frat house.

Racicot said police have video footage that has helped them investigate the incidents.

“(It) is consistent with what the victim (Colflesh) is saying.”

’NOT IN JAIL’

Simmons was taken into custody Monday, and Munoz was arrested Tuesday.

Both men were charged with second-degree assault, and Munoz incurred a second charge of third-degree robbery, also a felony.

Both were arraigned in Plattsburgh City Court.

Racicot didn’t know whether either was jailed following his court appearance, but neither Simmons nor Munoz had been incarcerated in the Clinton County Jail after the alleged incident, according to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department.

The chief said he could not say what charges would be filed should City Police make any more arrests.

John Mastronardo, the AXP fraternity president, did not return a message left by the Press-Republican on Wednesday.

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