Man arrested, accused of assaulting woman on UGA campus

A man accused of assaulting and robbing a woman Saturday morning near a University of Georgia parking deck was arrested Monday afternoon, campus police said.

An arrest warrant for Tritavious Malik Harris, 24, was obtained Monday morning. He was later arrested and charged with robbery, aggravated battery, kidnapping, sexual battery, battery, simple assault and criminal trespass.

The woman was found unconscious by an officer on a sidewalk near Fulton Street and the North Campus parking deck around 2:30 a.m. Saturday and was treated by emergency medics, an email sent to UGA staff, faculty and students shows. Authorities did not say if she was a student.

After investigators reviewed camera footage of the area, Harris was seen physically assaulting the woman, police said. According to the incident report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the video showed Harris dragging the woman by the hair and “slamming” her into the ground, causing her to lose consciousness. After dragging her into a dimly lit area, he then took her cellphone and groped her, authorities said.

Police said he ran off when two other people walked into the area.

UGA police advised those on campus to incorporate safety strategies into their routines when possible, including “traveling in groups, remaining aware of your surroundings, (and) traveling in well-lit areas.”

Anyone with more information is asked to call UGA police at 706-542-2200.