Five arrested in attack of Georgia Southwestern student

Brandon Abbott Courtesy of Americus Police

Matthew Cannon Courtesy of Americus Police

(AMERICUS, Ga)- The Americus Police Department announced several Georgia Southwestern University students have been arrested for involvement in an aggravated assault of a fellow student on Halloween.

Officials announced Friday afternoon that 19 year old Prem Pareshbhai Patel,  20 year old Jamal Simpkins,  23 year old Austin Tyler Sheltra, 22 year old Brandon Cole Abbott, and 18 year old Matthew Lee Cannon have all been charged with Affray.

Paresh Patel
Couresty of Americus Police

Austin Sheltra Courtesy of Americus Police

The five students surrendered to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Friday.

This comes after the university announced the arrest of a 23 year old charged with aggravated assault of student, Tyler Ellis on Halloween and left him in critical condition.

Jamal Simpkins Courtesy of Americus Police

The fraternities these students were part of during the assault are under investigation by Georgia Southwestern.

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