UPDATE: Mother Of ECU Student Assaulted Meets With Police

The mother of an ECU student who says he was assaulted by a group of men on a walk near his fraternity house, met with city officials Wednesday to come up with ways to stop the same thing from happening to other students.

The assault took place back on September 26th when Tyler Dannenbaun and his Phi Kappa Tau brothers were walking on West 5th street. Greenville police say that's when a group of seven men approached the faternity brothers and one of them assaulted Dannenbaun.

Wednesday afternoon several people, including the Greenville Police Chief and ECU staff, met with Dannenaun's mother, Laura Stern. The meeting was held to exchange ideas and develop solutions for students so they don't experience what Tyler did.

After the two hour meeting there were no definite decisons, but ideas include placing a camera on West 5th street.


Authorities in Greenville are looking for suspects who attacked an ECU student late last month.

Crimestoppers announced Thursday that it was offering up to a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest in the case.

Greenville police say 19-year-old Tyler Dannenbaun was assaulted September 26th around 3:00 a.m. on West Fifth Street. They say the assault was unprovoked.

His mother tells WITN News that he and some friends were walking from the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity house towards the downtown area. Laura Stern says her son "received severe bruising and swelling to his nose, cheek, a black eye, lost his front teeth, endured a serious concussion and was unconscious for more than an hour."

Crimestoppers says seven men approached the group, with one of them punching Dannenbaun. The group then took off north on the railroad tracks.

If you have information about this assault, call Crimestoppers at 252-758-7777.

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