Student pleads guilty to on-campus assault

Posted on 12 November 2014 by admin

Former student Jevon Mallory has his day in court 18 months after campus assault


Almost 18-months to the day, after attacking then STLCC-Meramec student Blythe Grupe on April 18, 2013, Jevon Mallory plead guilty to first-degree assault on Oct. 24, 2014.

Mallory, who assaulted Grupe in a women’s restroom, entered a blind plea and could face five to 15 years in prison.

His sentencing is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 12 and his fate rests in the hands of Judge Robert Cohen.

“The [Meramec] police department and the [St. Louis] prosecuting office worked together to get it to this point,” Meramec Police Chief Anthony Russo said. Russo joined the Meramec Police Department in September 2013.

“Once we got over the bumps, after late April 2013, it turned into a machine,” he said. “This is the result of a great relationship.”

Mallory was charged with a class D felony and assault in the first degree on April 23, 2013.

Following the attack, Mallory admitted attempting to “withdraw [Grupe] from life” and assaulted her in a “vent of rage.”

Mallory has been receiving continuances since then because of his mental health status hearing.

“It took awhile to get that cleared,” Russo said. “He was being evaluated to see if he was fit for trial. That’s a pretty standard process — part of the [court] system. If you do something wrong in society, before we punish you, we want to make sure that at least you’re culpable of knowing what you did.”


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