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December 13, 2013

3rd arrested in AXP case; PSU withdraws frat recognition

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‘REPORTED SEX ASSAULT’

Early in the morning of Nov. 23, a SUNY Plattsburgh student told friends she had been sexually assaulted, and they accompanied her to report the alleged incident to SUNY Plattsburgh University Police, Plattsburgh City Police Chief Desmond Racicot said.

Colflesh, who is a friend of the young woman, went to 147 Brinkerhoff St. and asked frat members where he could find the perpetrator of the sexual assault, Racicot said.

Munoz, Simmons and Feldman went after Colflesh, chasing him into the street, where they started punching and kicking him, the chief said.

‘BROKEN JAW’

Colflesh, 18, sustained a broken jaw and two of his teeth were knocked out in the attack, Racicot said.

He was able to seek medical attention after the incident, he said.

Another fight broke out not too long after the first on the porch of the AXP house when about eight of Colflesh’s friends arrived, Racicot said.

There were reports that a hammer, a knife, a baseball bat and a hockey stick were used in the fight, although each group is pinning the items’ possession on the other, he said.

No one was seriously injured by a weapon, the chief said.

COURT APPEARANCE TODAY

Munoz and Simmons were both charged with second-degree assault; Munoz was further charged with third-degree robbery and was due back in court at 8:30 a.m. today.

Simmons has a court appearance scheduled for Jan. 30.

Feldman was released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to reappear on Jan. 29, according to Plattsburgh City Court.

SUNY Plattsburgh urges its students and the public to report any evidence of the fraternity’s continued activities to University Police at 564-2022.

Email Felicia Krieg: fkrieg@pressrepublican.comTwitter: @FeliciaKrieg

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