TCU Daily Skiff Wednesday, April 14, 2004
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Suspects identified in Spring Break assaults

By Julia Mae Jorgensen
Staff Reporter

Authorities identified three suspects in the alleged assault of two students during Spring Break at Eagle Mountain Lake and two arrest warrants have been issued, an investigator with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday.

Two of the suspects are 19 to 20 years old and the third is a juvenile, Investigator Micheal Hargis said. The juvenile’s case has been filed with the juvenile court in Dallas County.

As of Tuesday, the sheriff’s department was trying to locate one suspect’s residence and had informed the other suspect of his need to turn himself in.

Hargis is giving both suspects until the end of the week to post bond. The district attorney has reviewed the case, Hargis said, and confirmed the case will be tried in court.

Hargis said his investigation is finished, but supervisors in the sheriff’s department have yet to officially close the case. Until the case is closed, the suspects cannot be identified.

The issuing of warrants brings to a near close the investigation involving five TCU students, two American and three international, who were camping next to a group of young adults at Eagle Mountain Lake March 20. Two of the students were allegedly attacked when something “went south” during the night, Associate Dean of Campus Life Mike Russel said in March.

Two students, Marlin Gusman, 19, and Rajvikram Singh Deo, 20, were both injured in the assault, according to a sheriff’s department incident report.

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