UM student allegedly assaulted

By CHRISTINE BOATWRIGHT / Staff Writer

MONTEVALLO – A male student was allegedly assaulted by three black males on the University of Montevallo campus around 9 p.m. April 8.

According to UM Police Chief Chadd Adams, the freshman student was walking to Napier Hall, his residence, from WOW, a restaurant on campus.

“That’s where the three males jumped him,” Adams said. “They did not steal anything. He ran off, and they went in a different direction. He ran to Napier, and that’s when he found his residence hall director, and that’s when they called us.”

The student sustained “minor injuries,” including a fractured jaw. He had a follow-up with his personal physician, according to Adams.

“It’s three black males, and they appear to be younger, anywhere from 15 to early 20s,” Adams said of the alleged suspects. “They do not appear to be college students. What we’re getting is the information from him (the student). He said he’d never seen them before. This campus is small. Most people know one another or have at least seen one another.”

Adams asked anyone with additional information about the incident to call the UM Police at 665-6155.

“We want to do everything we can to make sure everyone’s safe and feels secure,” he said.