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4 NEC students face second-degree assault charges

Four New England College students are facing felony charges of second-degree assault relating to a fight in which they allegedly hit another man with a brick, the Henniker police said.

Sgt. Matthew French said the four students arrested were involved in a Sept. 22 fight at the house where they live on Weare Road.

During a party at their house, a 20-year-old man struck a female guest and knocked her glasses off her face, French said.

“These other gents didn’t think it was appropriate, so they ended up taking the matter into their own hands,” French said. The victim “is quoted as saying he was jumped by several people, he was kicked and that’s when he was hit with a brick.”

The victim reportedly suffered a concussion and a fracture to a facial bone near his eye.

The students arrested were Vincent Pagnano, 21; David Walker, 23; Sheikh Fye, 24; and David Citrin, 20.

Pagnano, Walker and Fye were arrested Nov. 16, and Citrin was arrested Nov. 17.

All four were released on $20,000 personal recognizance bail, French said, and they are due in court Dec. 10.

A New England College spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment.

Legacy Comments2

Hi - David Citrin here to set a few FACTS straight. My charges have been dropped due to a lack of evidence. I believe everyone else who is named has had their charges dropped also. If he was punched or something, I don't know anything about it. That house is not where I live, so that part of the story is not true also. I think it is a shame that these records remain in the public domain after charges have been dismissed and dropped, but it also reminds us of our freedoms as American's as promised by our Bill of Rights and Constitution. In a way, this "report" makes me feel proud to be a citizen in a country where we have freedom of press.

If these guys didn't use the brick, they should be receiving a medal.

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