According to a press release from the Village of Geneseo Police Department, Roric Brown, 20, was in a Court Street bar and allegedly threw a drink in the victims face, called them a “faggot,” and punched them. Brown was charged with Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree and Harassment in the Second Degree.
Currently, the only bar located on Court Street is the Statesmen, which reopened recently with an over/under policy after being closed down for years.
Brown’s Facebok profile indicates he is or was a student at SUNY Geneseo and also that he previously worked at Oak Hill Country Club.
According to the Village of Geneseo Police Chief, the victim is a transgender student at SUNY Geneseo.
UPDATE: Eyewitnesses now state that the assault occurred outside of the bar, and not inside it. Brown also recently deleted his Facebook profile.
PHOTO CAPTION: Roric Brown. Image courtesy of the Geneseo Police Department.