Female Troy University Student assaulted | Crime
TROY, AL. (WSFA) - A female Troy University Student is in the hospital, in serious condition, after surviving what Troy PD calls "a serious assault."
The female victim went to a residence on County Road 7735 in the Needmore Road vicinity in Troy and told the resident she had been assaulted. Police received the call from the resident at approximately 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Her vehicle was found abandoned near the residence on County Road 7735.
The victim was transported to Troy Regional Medical Center for treatment by Care Ambulance and was later transferred to a Montgomery hospital.
This incident is currently under investigation by the Troy Police Department and the Pike County Sheriff's Department. Also assisting in the investigation is the Troy University Police, Alabama Bureau of Investigation, Department of Forensic Science and the Alabama Department of Corrections.
Police are asking anyone who may have asked or have knowledge of picking up a black male subject at approximately 2:00 a.m. Tuesday morning in the Needmore Road area close to County Roads 7731 or 7735 to call police. If anyone saw a silver 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt in that same area please call Troy Police at 566-0500 or the Secret Witness Line at 566-5555.
In a statement from Troy University, 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."
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prevents the University from releasing the victim’s name or other personal information to the public.
Dean of Student Services Herbert Reeves said the University’s counseling services are available to assist students who are friends of the victim.
UPDATE: Due to wishes of the family details and specifics of this case have been removed from this story for the time being. Please check back with WSFA 12 News and WSFA.com for more updates.