News conference scheduled for 2 p.m.

Posted: Tuesday, 11 January 2011

News conference scheduled for 2 p.m.

A news conference is scheduled for 2 p.m. in Room 224 of the Trojan Center on the Troy Campus relating to the off-campus assault on a Troy University student early this morning.

Dean of Students Herbert Reeves will provide a statement, and the Troy Police Department will also be represented.

Please contact Clif Lusk via email at or via cell at 334-268-9982 to confirm your organization’s attendance.

Statement of Troy University

Troy University officials are urging all students, faculty and staff on the Troy Campus to exercise extreme caution following an off-campus assault of a student on Tuesday, Jan. 11. The City of Troy Police Department issued a statement Tuesday morning and is investigating the incident along with the Pike County Sheriff’s Department and Troy University Campus Police.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prevents the University from releasing the victim’s name or other personal information to the public.
Troy City Police notified Troy University officials of the assault around 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday and student services personnel met the victim’s family at Baptist South Hospital in Montgomery. In addition, Dean of Student Services Herbert Reeves said the University’s counseling services are available to assist students who are friends of the victim.

Troy Police reported that the incident began on Smith Street in Troy and the victim reported the assault from a residence on Pike County Road 7735.