An 18-year-old LSU freshman was arrested Tuesday by university police after a pair of on-campus run-ins with a female student, including a dorm room altercation that left her with a head wound that required three staples to close, LSU Police said.
Mason Silvestri, of 23 Suwanee Drive, Covington, has a history of run-ins with the victim, including an arrest in St. Tammany Parish for stalking her earlier this year, according to an LSU Police report.
On Oct. 15, the victim had gone to Silvestri’s dorm room, the report says, when a verbal argument quickly broke out between the two. Silvestri refused to allow her to leave the room, blocking the door and pushing her back despite her repeated cries to “let me leave,” the report says.
The woman began kicking at Silvestri to keep him away, the report says, “when Silvestri grabbed her leg, causing her to fall and strike the back of her head on the ground.”
A gash on her head bled profusely and required three staples to close, according to the report.
Then on Monday, the victim told police Silvestri had been waiting for her outside of a classroom at about 3 p.m. and followed her back to her car.
Once she reached her car, she pulled out her phone to tell her dad that Silvestri was following her, the woman told police, at which point Silvestri snatched the phone from her hands and ran back to his dorm room, the report says.
She was able to retrieve her phone about 20 minutes later, according to the report.
Silvestri admitted to the allegations during an interview with LSU police Tuesday afternoon, the report says, during which the his attorney was present.
Silvestri was booked into Parish Prison on counts of second-degree battery, false imprisonment and simple robbery. He remained jailed Wednesday evening on $40,000 bail.