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Police investigate off-campus fight

The Valdosta Police Department is continuing to investigate  a brawl that occurred at the Sigma Nu fraternity house on Sunday Nov. 22, according to Major Ann Farmer of the Valdosta State Police.
Around 11:30 Saturday night, Nov. 21, two party-goers were allegedly involved in a fight. One fight participant was then escorted off the property. He returned a couple of hours later, according to Adam Humkey, a member of Sigma Nu.
About 20 people arrived at the Sigma Nu  house around 1:30 a.m. and began hitting anyone who was at the party, both men and women, according to Humkey.
Shawn Reed, sports information director, confirmed that football players were involved in the fight. The players say they didn’t start the fight, according to Reed. Reed said if discipline is required it will be handled by the judicial review board.
Coach David Dean was unavailable for comment on the situation.
Allison Forbes, a VSU student, arrived at the party before the brawl began.
When Forbes came up to the house, she didn’t see anything going on.
“I think they were waiting for the cops to leave and we got there around the same time as the cops left and they just bombarded our truck,” Forbes said.
According to Forbes, she was hit multiple times in the head when she attempted to stop the fighting.
“It was like an automatic thought to try to help [the Sigma Nu’s], so I just rushed in and was trying to get them to stop fighting,” Forbes said.
Forbes said when she tried to stop a fight participant from hitting a member of Sigma Nu, the participant threw her on to the front steps of the house and continuously hit her in the back of the head until she was unconscious.
According to Forbes, the combatants left before police arrived.
Valdosta Police arrived to the scene first, followed by the VSUPD. No arrests were made on the scene. The current investigation by the VDP will determine if arrests will be made, Farmer said.
If fight participants are arrested, Forbes said that she plans to press charges.
The Sigma Nu members don’t plan on pressing charges if arrests are made, Humkey said. According to Humkey, he hopes that charges are pressed against fight participants because women were hit.
“It’s not like hitting them once, but hitting them twice, I mean, that’s messed up. Something should be done about that,” Humkey said.
If arrests are made, any students arrested will be brought before the Campus Disciplinary Hearing Board, which consists of a jury of their peers, to determine whether or not the Student Code of Conduct was violated, according to Richard Lee, Assistant Dean of Students for Student Conduct.
Assistant to the President Theresa Boyd agreed the next step in the process is for the information to be evaluated by the judicial review boards as it relates to the Student Code of Conduct or decisions made by law enforcement officials.

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2 comments

  1. Sigma Nu brother want to go around jumping people and fighting people with unfair numbers.I guess they think its ok when they are doing all the beating. I physically saw multiple brothers fight at JAKS Library earlier that week. There was blood all over the DJ’s truck from a random guy that was up there at their event that was being held at JAKS.

    On November 21 multiple Sigma Nu brothers physically assaulted a football player and sent him to the hospital. I didn’t hear anyone talking about that.

    What is this about this girl who got hit multiple times in the head?

    “It was like an automatic thought to try to help [the Sigma Nu’s], so I just rushed in and was trying to get them to stop fighting,” Forbes said.

    So are you admitting that you were halping Sigma Nu fight? Why is only Alex, Sigma Nu president, getting charged?

    “Forbes said when she tried to stop a fight participant from hitting a member of Sigma Nu, the participant threw her on to the front steps of the house and continuously hit her in the back of the head until she was unconscious.”

    I wonder if she was givin a sobriety test? If you were getting hit in the back of the head until you were unconscious, do you know who hit you?

    “The Sigma Nu members don’t plan on pressing charges if arrests are made, Humkey said. According to Humkey, he hopes that charges are pressed against fight participants because women were hit.”

    Since she was hit in the back of the head, nobody really knows who hit her, so like Humkey says “he hopes that charges are pressed against fight participants” line up Sigam Nu brothers. I’m sure your president wasnt the only one involved in the fight.

    I don’t think we know the whole story yet……. This is TITLE TOWN USA not “Frat Town” I say a fight is a fight just beacuse Sigma Nu didn’t win this one they shouldn’t be so sore. Wipe away the tears and man up!!!

  2. Concerned Student

    The spectator once again runs bad news about the football team without doing adequate research. What about getting both sides of the story? What about the player that was jumped by 20 Sigma Nu’s and sent to the emergency room all the time, with 2 paid Valdosta City Police officers at the scene to provide security for the party? Explain that. What a better way for the fraternity to try to get back at the team with having a girl say she was beaten by football players. I do not believe this at all. Personally, if 20 Sigma Nu’s jumped one football player, that isn’t fair. But 20 Football Players beating up 20 Sigma Nu’s seams fair to me. But wait, we wouldn’t even hear about this if it didn’t involve the football team. Our school and school newpaper does a great job of throwing our team in the gutter time after time. But when the team is in Florence Alabama playing for a National Championship everyone is on the bandwagon? Just a concerned student that wishes people would get the story straight before bashing our football team.

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