On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Smithfield Detectives arrested, Jarret Martin, age 19, of 81 Wachusett Street, Franklin MA, charging him with Breaking & Entering and Disorderly Conduct.
On Wednesday, April 10th, John Amaya, age 20, of 45 Beck Avenue, Rye NY, and Jack McNeil, age 19, of 435 Holly Road, Marshfield MA, were arrested and charged with Breaking & Entering, Simple Assault, Disorderly Conduct and Conspiracy. Also, on Wednesday, April 10th, Sarah McBrien, age 20, of 1 Christopher Lane, Scituate MA, was arrested for Breaking & Entering and Disorderly Conduct.
These arrests stem from the incident at Bryant University on Sunday, April 7th, at 2:00 a.m., regarding an assault at Townhouse P-7. Smithfield Detectives spoke with additional witnesses which led to the arrest of Martin, Amaya, McNeil and McBrien.
Mr. Martin was taken into custody without incident on April 9th, and later appeared before Bail Commissioner George Lazieh. Martin was released on $1000 surety bail. His Pre Arraignment Conference date is July 2, 2019.
Mr. Amaya was taken into custody without incident on April 10th, and taken to Third District Court, where he appeared before the Honorable Magistrate Joseph P. Ippolito. Bail was set at $25,000 personal recognizance and he was given a Pre Arraignment Conference date of July 3, 2019.
Mr. McNeil and Ms. McBrien were taken into custody without incident on April 10th, and appeared before Bail Commissioner Peter Hopkins. McNeil and McBrien were released on $1,000 surety bail. Their Pre Arraignment Conference date is July 10, 2019.
While Bryant University has announced a review to determine whether this altercation was precipitated by a bias incident, the police department’s investigation, thus far, has not found any credible evidence that a bias incident occurred. What this investigation has clearly revealed is that a day of excessive alcohol consumption and several smaller confrontations during the previous day, culminated in the early morning assaults on April 7th, 2019.
This remains an ongoing investigation, which will be forwarded to the RI Department of Attorney General, to determine if it is appropriate for additional persons to be charged.