UO student charged with two counts of assault
A University of Oregon student and former member of Beta Theta Pi has been charged with two counts of assault in the second and third degree, court documents show.
Paarth Patel, majoring in business administration, was taken into custody by UOPD, according to court document. He has been released and is anticipated to serve pre-trial on Oct. 13. He pled “not guilty” for both counts on Sept. 8 in court.
According to court documents, Patel, being aided by another individual, caused physical injury to a fellow UO student by “hitting and/or punching and/or kicking him” on Feb. 28.
UO spokesman Tobin Klinger confirmed Patel was still enrolled with the university.
At least three members of the disbanded fraternity Beta Theta Pi were cited by Eugene Police for an unruly gathering Sept. 23. The chapter was disbanded in March 2016 due to reports of hazing and other “high-risk behavior.”
Update Oct. 6.: University of Oregon spokesman Kelly McIver clarified with the Emerald that Lane County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest.
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