Naked Man Assults Three in Harris

Friday night, 19-year-old Colby Eck assaulted three women on the fourth floor of the Harris dormitories. Eck was under the influence of psychedelic mushrooms and ecstasy and was naked when the UVM police tasered him. “He was tripping on some drugs and had stripped his clothes off and assaulted three or four women,” said police chief Gary Margolis. Shortly after midnight, Eck walked down the Harris 4 Low hall and pushed first year student Lindsay Baker against the wall causing injury to her head. Eck forced himself into Baker’s room and Baker’s roommate, Kayla Towle, “punched him in the face when he tried to come in,” said first year student Shiloh Page. Harris RA Alex Cruz said, “We speculated that he was on mushrooms and ecstasy.” Cruz would not comment further. Eck was reported to have been downstairs in Harris earlier that night before the alleged assaults occurred. “He was going into peoples rooms around midnight,” said Harris resident Kyle Rhodes. Eck was struggling with Harris staff and UVM police officers when the UVM police, “tased him with a taser,” said Margolis. Eck said that he was visiting a friend in Harris on Friday night. Eck’s bail is set at $25,000 and he is being held at the Chittenden County Correctional Facility pending arraignment on Tuesday, Sept. 5 in the Chittenden District Court. Eck is charged with perjury, disorderly conduct, aggravated assault, kidnapping, simple assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, lewd and lascivious conduct and simple assault. Police Sergeant Jim Phelps said the investigation is still in progress