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University Police offer reward after assault of students April 23

A reward of up to $2,000 is being offered for information regarding an assault of two University students.

The University Police is investigating an aggravated assault that occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. April 23 in or near Lot 4A, across from the railroad tracks from Thurstin Avenue and behind Lot E, according to a campus crime alert e-mail.

Two University students were returning from the downtown area when they were confronted by two unknown males, states the crime alert. The encounter quickly escalated into assault, in which one of the students were transported to the Wood County Hospital.

The suspects have been described as two white males, college-age with scruffy beards. One was approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and the second was approximately 6 feet 2 inches tall. Both suspects were wearing sweatshirts and fled from the scene east on Pike Street.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the University Police at 419-372-2346, or the Wood County Crime Stoppers at 419-352-0077 or 1-800-54-CRIME.