The Rye Police Department has made an arrest in the wake of a Rye high school senior being brutally assaulted by a group of other kids the evening of Saturday, February 15, 2020. Additional suspects are still being pursued.
The arrest was made on Tuesday, March 3rd. The 18 year old Harrison resident was charged with assault in the third degree. The name and photo of the assailant is being withheld due to age.
A complete statement from Rye PD follows. See the prior story with the video.
(PHOTO: An arrest has been made in the wake of the February 15th assault.)
On Sunday February 16, 2020, Rye Detectives initiated an investigation into an assault that occurred at [redacted] in the City of Rye.
It was reported that several youths assaulted one male victim in the driveway of the residence shortly after 10:00pm on Saturday February 15th. A cellphone video of the assault was provided but identification of the assailants has been difficult. Several witnesses came forward and identified an 18 year old Harrison, New York resident as one of the assailants. The subject was arrested and charged with Assault in the third degree on March 3, 2020. Due to New York State Raise the Age laws the subject is still eligible for Youthful Offender Status. The subjects name and photograph will be withheld due to his possible Youthful Offender status. At this time there are still several suspects that have not been identified.
The investigation is ongoing and Detectives are requesting anyone who happened to witness the assault and can identify suspects to contact Rye Detectives at (914) 967-1234.