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Charges upped for 2nd suspect in assault of Brown Basketball Player

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By: Alexandra Cowley

acowley@abc6.com

The second suspect in the attack on a Brown University Basketball player, now faces felony assault charges. 22–year–old Dillion Ingham was originally picked up on disorderly conduct charges, today those charges were dropped, and the Brown sophomore was handed a felony assault charge.

Ingham was arrested Friday on disorderly conduct charges, but those were dropped today, replaced with the harsher allegation of assault. Ingham is a big guy, over 6 feet tall and more than 250 pounds. Brown's website had him listed as a member of the football and wresting team.

Ingham was arrested just hours after Tory Lussier, a Connecticut marine, was in court for the assualt of Brown basketball player Joseph Sharkey. Police say Lussier punched Sharkey so hard in the head, it put him in critical condition. Sharkey remains in the hospital.

It's unclear if the two suspects were involved in the same altercation that seriously injured Sharkey. We do know, there were two separate incidents on Brown's campus. Ingham was involved in an earlier altercation involving Lussier. It wasn't until later in the night, when Sharkey was with a group of girls, that police say Lussier jumped him. Lussier's attorney has claimed he acted in self defense.

Ingham was silent in court, his attorney says he is innocent, and was also acting in self defense. Ingham plead not guilty to a separate simple assault charge and was given 10 thousand dollars bail. He's allowed to return to his home state of New York, but will be back in court July 25th

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