GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The son of a Greenville police officer appears in court Wednesday morning.
19-year-old Chase Montanye was arrested after turning himself in Tuesday morning in connection to a St. Patrick’s Day assault in Greenville. He’s 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.
“We regret to inform you Chase is the son of a Greenville Police Officer. 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.”
Montanye’s arrest stems from the assault of Patrick Myrick in March. 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 sparked controversy in the city, prompting a forum on race since Myrick is black and his accused attackers are white.
The Greenville Police Department said more arrests are forthcoming and the investigation is ongoing.