Three Bryant students arrested for assault, breaking and entering

Three Bryant students arrested for assault, breaking and entering

SMITHFIELD – Three Bryant University students were arrested and charged with breaking and entering, simple assault, disorderly conduct and conspiracy on April 8 after allegedly entering a dorm room at one of the school's townhouses and assaulting the two residents inside.

Smithfield police arrested Joseph Kasperzyk, age 19, of New Haven, Conn., Zahir Williams, age 20, of the Bronx, New York, and Shelton McNeal, age 20, of Lakeland, Fla., after receiving a call from Bryant Public Safety on April 7 at 2 a.m.

Two students reported that the three men entered the townhouse and began banging on the bedroom doors, waking the occupants and demanding they leave their room. Kasperzyk, Williams and McNeal then allegedly assaulted the two residents, broke a TV, and tore posters off the walls.

The three men were taken into custody and later released on $1,000 surety bail.

The Smithfield Police Department is investigating the incident further.