Tyler Junior College

Two students arrested after fight

Published Wednesday, 25th April 2012

Two students arrested after fight

Two Tyler Junior College students were arrested Tuesday night after a fight on campus.

At about 11:30 p.m., campus safety responded to the fight, between Claridge and Sledge residence halls. Officers broke up the fight and summoned an ambulance for one person who was injured. Austin Mansell, of Royse City, was transported to East Texas Medical Center, where he was treated and released.

As a result of the investigation, two TJC students were arrested and charged with aggravated assault with bodily injury. They were taken into custody and booked into Smith County Jail. Bond for both individuals was set at $75,000 each.

Arrested were Tyler Brunson of Tucker, GA, and Alton Tanner of Katy, TX. Both students had been members of the 2011-12 men’s basketball team.

Both individuals have been suspended from TJC and all college activities and organizations. Campus safety continues to investigate. Other individuals may be disciplined and other charges are possible.

"Regardless of involvement in athletics or other student groups, students of TJC are expected to honor the Apache Creed and behave in a civil manner, on campus and off," said Dr. Tim Drain, director of intercollegiate athletics. "We have worked hard the past two years to improve campus civility and provide a safe and orderly environment. We take these issues seriously and have high expectations of all students."

Fred M. Peters


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