Fairfield U. student's jaw broken at party
Published 3:05 pm, Monday, March 14, 2011
A Fairfield University student was treated for a broken jaw early Sunday morning after being assaulted on the North Benson Road campus.
The 20-year-old from New Jersey said he was sucker punched while attending a party around 2 a.m. in the campus townhouses, according to police. He suffered severe bleeding in his mouth and several missing teeth. He said he was jumped by two men who fled in a black Mazda. The car was stopped on campus by police, who allegedly found a bloody handprint smeared on the passenger door. The victim told police he tried to open the passenger door.
While police were questioning the driver of the Mazda, Axel Lee, 19, of Laurel Avenue, Bridgeport, he asked to sit in the patrol car because he was cold. Police patted him down, and when they asked him if he any weapons, he emptied his pockets of money, keys and a small bag of marijuana.
Lee was charged with possession of marijuana and released on a promise to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court.
The alleged assault remains under investigation.