GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – A Greenville police officer’s son is arrested in connection to a St. Patrick’s Day assault in Greenville.
19-year-old Chase Montanye turned himself in Tuesday morning. Montanye is charged with Assault Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury and is at the Pitt County Detention Center under a $12,500 bond.
The Greenville Police Department said he’s the fifth suspect in the case.
“It should be noted that officer was not involved in the investigation of the assault and did not have access to the surveillance video,” said GPD Spokesperson Kristin Hunter. “This is a difficult situation for a Police Department to be faced with; however, we chose to release this information as part of our continued effort to be as transparent as possible about the investigation and to showcase how serious our detectives are taking this matter.”
This arrest stems from the assault of Patrick Myrick last month. Police said Myrick was attacked by four people on ECU’s campus after he allegedly struck a female outside Club 519 in Uptown. Myrick is also facing charges.
The incident has sparked controversy in the city, prompting a forum on race since Myrick is black and his accused attackers are white.
Police said Montnaye is the son of a GPD officer. They said the officer was not involved in the investigation of the assault.
“Chase has received the same treatment as all the other individuals who have been charged. We would like to emphasize that his choices and actions are not a reflection in any way of his father, who is a valued employee of the Greenville Police Department,” the police department said in a statement.
The Greenville Police Department said more arrests are forthcoming and the investigation is ongoing.WNCN contributed to this article.