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Street Fight Lands ASU Student in Hospital, Serious Condition

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -- A house party got out of control early Friday morning in Jonesboro, sending one Region 8 man to the hospital in serious condition.  Residents in the quiet cul-de-sac say their college student neighbors could be putting their families in danger.

"This is one of the reasons we decided to live here was the cove and it was nice and quiet. We have great neighbors, just every once in a while, on the weekends, it does get kind of rough," said neighbor Gayla Herriman.

Herriman says not all of her neighbors on Karen Court have been experiencing the peace and quiet they moved here for.  While the neighborhood is full of mostly older couples and families, 204 Karen Court is home to ASU college students.     

"Bad parking, reckless driving, just kind of rude behavior. Not from the boys that live there, they seem to be very nice boys, and they seem to always want to try to take care of things when they get out of hand. It's just that their friends are kind of rude and they don't really realize that this is a neighborhood, that families live here," said Herriman.    

It was just after 1:30 Friday morning when police arrived to a call Karen Court. When they arrived, they discovered a 20-year-old man so badly injured he had to be taken to the hospital.

"He was possibly punched and maybe hit his head as he fell. We don't believe there were any possible weapons involved at this time," said Jonesboro Police Department Detective Rodney Smith.  

Victor Joseph Massanelli was taken to the St. Bernards Emergency Room with a cracked skull and bleeding.  He remains in serious condition.     

"I believe there were possibly some members of fraternities, but as far as if it was between two fraternities, I don't know at this time. At this time we are trying to track down witnesses and possible suspects," said Det. Smith.

Massanelli is a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.  20-year-old Zachary Fetner was arrested for fleeing the scene.

Herriman hopes this incident will serve as a wakeup call.

"It's not a lot to ask that we think...just to be considerate, just be considerate that's all we're asking," said Herriman.

Jonesboro Police are still investigating this incident.  If you have any information, please contact CrimeStoppers at 935-STOP.

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