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Assault Suspect May Face Jail

Adam Davis, 19, of 748 Morrison Residence Hall, was charged with two felony counts of assault inflicting bodily injury, three misdemeanor counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one misdemeanor count of resisting arrest, reports state.

Reports state that Chapel Hill police apprehended Davis on Pritchard Avenue at 4:51 a.m. after he ran from the scene at 109 Fraternity Court.

Jane Cousins, Chapel Hill police spokeswoman, confirmed that alcohol or drugs were involved in the incident.

Chapel Hill police officials say they are searching for two other unknown individuals who they believe also were involved in the incident.

"We are investigating further," Cousins said. "Two suspects fled in one direction, and Davis fled in another."

Cousins said the victims only had minor cuts and bruises.

None of the victims required hospital care.

Reports state that the incident occurred in front of the Sigma Nu fraternity house.

Matt Honeycutt, president of Sigma Nu, said he had no idea what prompted the assailants to become violent outside the fraternity house.

"There wasn't a fraternity event," he said. "It was 5 a.m. in the morning.

"I have no idea why we were targeted."

Davis refused to comment Wednesday.

Davis' attorney, Kirk Osborn, of Osborn & Tyndall, P.L.L.C., said his client could face jail time if convicted.

"Adam is a great kid from a good family who made a mistake," Osborn said.

"He is in a lot of trouble."

Davis served as president of the local chapter of the National Honor Society for his high school in Orlando, Fla., Osborn said.

Osborn also said University officials could take action against his client.

Student Attorney General Brad Newcomb said Wednesday afternoon he could neither confirm nor deny that his office would be conducting an investigation in this particular case.

"All I can say at this time is that as of yet, no charges have been filed against Davis," Newcomb said.

Davis was released under a $10,000 unsecured bond and was scheduled to appear Monday in the Orange County District Court in Hillsborough. Further details were unavailable at press time.

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