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Arrest Made In SUNY Fredonia Assaults

An arrest has been made for two alleged assaults that occurred at SUNY Fredonia earlier this month.

Brent Isaacson, chief of University Police, sent out an email to students announcing that University Police have charged Marvin Harvey, age 30, with third-degree menacing and second-degree harassment in connection with the Oct. 4 incidents in which SUNY Fredonia students were assaulted.

Isaacson said Harvey was located and arrested by Dunkirk Police in Dunkirk on Friday based on an arrest warrant secured by University Police. “Harvey is not affiliated with our campus. He was identified as a person of interest on October 8 and was recently charged criminally after additional investigative steps were taken by University Police,” Isaacson said in the email.

The charges brought are a result of an investigation by University Police, which was substantially aided by the Fredonia and Dunkirk police departments and information provided by members of our campus community. “We are grateful for those on our campus who provided helpful information and for our law enforcement partners,” Isaacson said.

Harvey has been declared Persona Non Grata on the SUNY Fredonia campus. A person who appears on campus after being declared Persona Non Grata will be immediately arrested by University Police for trespassing, Isaacson said.

As required by New York bail reform laws, Harvey was released after being served an appearance ticket which orders him to appear in court on Oct. 27. It should be noted that a criminal charge is merely an accusation; a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. As this is an ongoing criminal case, further details of the investigation cannot be released at this time.

University Police invite people on campus to call 716-673-3333 whenever they see something suspicious or concerning.

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