Charges for senior in Kansas locker-room hazing


TIM UNRUH
Salina Journal
BELOIT, Kansas — Joe Studer, one of the Beloit High School football players being investigated for an alleged hazing, learned Friday he faces four misdemeanor charges.

Beloit Police Chief Ryan Stocker said Studer, 18, will be formally charged with criminal restraint, battery, assault and theft for his involvement in the incident Aug. 21 in a high school locker room.

A 14-year-old freshman football player, who has not been identified, had a muscle relaxant gel wiped on his body, causing injuries.

The charges against Studer could result in a maximum sentence of 43 months in Mitchell County Jail, Stocker said. Studer’s first appearance in court is expected within two weeks.

“He is expected to plead guilty to all four charges,” Stocker said. “At that time, the judge will hear recommendations for the sentencing of Studer. Ultimately, the judge should be the one to decide what the sentence will be.”

The police department’s investigation continues, Stocker said, and another Beloit High School student could face charges. Other developments in the case could be announced as early as Tuesday. Full story.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: