Student says he was physically assaulted on ASU campus

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – An ASU student is in The Med in Memphis after police say he was assaulted while trying to break up an argument.

According to the Arkansas State University Police Department, Paul Roach was trying to break up an argument that his friend was in when he was hit twice by an unknown male.

Roach said after the altercation, he went to the Lambda Chi Fraternity House with some friends and was then taken to the hospital. Roach told investigators he believed he "blacked out," because he couldn't remember how he got to the frat house or the hospital. Roach was later transported to the Med in Memphis; his condition is unknown at this time.

UPD said the suspect has been identified and interviewed by investigators.

However, "Based on information obtained throughout the investigation and in consultation with Craighead County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Mike Walden, no arrests will be made at this time," explained UPD Police Chief Randy Martin.

Chief Martin said the case is still under investigation, and all information will be passed along to the prosecutor's office for further review.

Region 8 News will continue to track this story and bring you any new details as soon as they become available.

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