Update on investigation into Halloween night altercation

Published 4:26 pm Friday, November 8, 2019

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AMERICUS, GA – Americus Police Department released the following statement at 3:00 today

“The following individuals have been arrested and charged with the offense of Affray under Georgia Code 16-11-32:  Prem Pareshbhai Patel, Age 19, Jamal Simpkins, Age 20, Austin Tyler Sheltra, Age 23, Brandon Cole Abbott, Age 22 and Matthew Lee Cannon, Age 18.   All five individuals surrendered to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office today November 8,2019”

Georgia Southwestern State University released this statement this afternoon,

“The Georgia Southwestern State University students charged in this case are undergoing conduct review. That process should be complete sometime next week.  Both fraternities involved in this incident are also going through administrative review with the University and have been temporarily suspended from all social activities.  Further, the University is working with both organizations to help them better understand their roles as social hosts.”