Vernon Man Charged in Connection to Assault on RI College Student

By Bob Connors
|  Wednesday, May 15, 2013  |  Updated 5:37 PM EDT
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Vernon Man Charge in Assault on RI College Student

Vernon Police

Tory Lussier, 25, was arrested Wednesday in connection with an assault on a Brown University basketball player in Providence, Rhode Island. The victim, Joseph Sharkey, remained in critical condition on Wednesday.

Police arrested a Vernon man in connection with an assault in Providence, Rhode Island that left a Brown University basketball player in critical condition.

Tory Lussier, 25, was arrested Wednesday at his home at 57 Pinnacle Drive.

Lussier was wanted in connection with an assault on 21-year-old Joseph Sharkey early Sunday morning, police said.

Sharkey was punched in the face while standing on a street corner talking to a group of women around 2 a.m. Sunday, according to the Providence Journal. The attack was unprovoked, the paper reported.

Sharkey was rushed to the hospital, where he remained in critical condition Wednesday.

Lussier is being held at the Vernon Police Department as a fugitive from justice, police said. He is awaiting extradition to Rhode Island.

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