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2 Paine College students arrested in attack

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 9:29 PM
Last updated 11:59 PM
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Two Paine College students, including a pitcher on the school’s baseball team, were arrested Friday over a Feb. 7 incident in which another student was found unconscious and taken to the hospital.

Taurrek D. Fikes, an 18-year-old freshman on the baseball team, was charged with battery, and Orlandos D. Hill, 19, was charged with simple assault, according to Richmond County jail records.

They were released Fri­day on $5,700 bonds.

According to a sheriff’s report, Paine student Brian Mahoney was found unconscious about 6:50 p.m. Feb. 7. Two witnesses told police that he had been arguing with several male students in the cafeteria.

The group arguing went outside, and Mahoney was later found on the ground, the report states. The 19-year-old was taken by ambulance to Georgia Regents Medical Center.

The deputy tried to get a statement from Mahoney at the hospital, but he did not cooperate other than saying a group of people was involved, the report said.

Athletic Director Tim Dun­­can said an internal investigation by the school’s student affairs office shortly after the incident concluded that Fikes wasn’t involved.

Fikes said he was not in the cafeteria area during the incident, Duncan said.

“We are confident he has been a great student since he’s been here,” Duncan said.

The victim’s father, Wal­lace Mahoney, said four or five people surrounded his son, beat him with a hard plastic cup and punched him in the jaw.

The student suffered a cut on his head.

The victim identified people he thought hit him using photos shown to him by police the morning after the incident, Wallace Mahoney said.

Mahoney said his son was sent home to Atlanta on Mon­day by school officials and told he could enroll in online classes at the college.

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faithson
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faithson 02/22/13 - 11:21 pm
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ahhh...

son gets beat up, then sent home, with a note that he needs to find another way to get educated... more to this than two juveniles gettn' thrown in jail..

showboat
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showboat 02/23/13 - 12:06 am
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SHAME ON PAINE SEND A STUDENT
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SHAME ON PAINE SEND A STUDENT HOME BEAT UP, TO GET CLASSES ON LINE. WHERE IS THE PRESIDENT OF THIS COLLEGE AND HIS HIT MAN VIC PRESIDENT BROWN!!!!

wgcopeland
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wgcopeland 02/23/13 - 06:20 am
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Paine College attack!!!!

....enroll in online classes??!!...Really?!!!...unbelievable.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/23/13 - 09:04 am
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Things sure have changed

Throwing spit balls & running in the hall must be taboo now....

soapy_725
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soapy_725 02/23/13 - 09:18 am
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Brian Mahoney?
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Isn't that an Irish name? Hummmmmm.......

triscuit
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triscuit 02/23/13 - 11:21 am
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So is this a black on white

So is this a black on white crime? Where's the outrage?

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JRC2024 02/23/13 - 12:24 pm
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What about the other two.

What about the other two. Will they be sent back home and told to enroll online? I am sure all will be charged that took place in the beating. They should also be expelled from the school with no refund or readmitance allowed.

bentman
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bentman 02/23/13 - 12:42 pm
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Neanderthal atmosphere

That's right. When you get ticked off just pick up a stick or rock and beat someone up. Animals.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 02/23/13 - 03:20 pm
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This is messed up.

Give the criminals PAIN. And the victim PAINE.

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HenryWalker3rd 02/23/13 - 03:22 pm
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animals
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Some people sit around and wait for a time to use the word animals when discussing topics with certain people involved. No one knows all of the details. The victim didn't even want to "snitch".

Sloppy reporting with details left out.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 02/23/13 - 03:34 pm
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henry, why would telling the

henry, why would telling the authorities who hospitalized you be considered...snitching?

Your comments make the problem crystal.

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kiwiinamerica 02/23/13 - 07:28 pm
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The cops got it right....
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Check out the timeline here, folks.

This fight went down on Feb 7. The two perps were busted on Feb 22. That right there tells you plenty. It took the cops over two weeks to finally cut through all the ..."I didn't see nuttin".. nonsense and get to the bottom of this mess. During that time they would have had to interview and re-interview these kids in order to get to the truth. It's not like the cops just walked in immediately after the fight and busted a couple of people on the spot just to make it look good. They took their time and did their homework, here.

The PC Athletic Director is just blowing smoke. His....*cough*....."investigation"..was nowhere near as thorough or menacing as that of the cops.

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