Nine LSU frat members arrested in connection with DKE closure – KATC Lafayette News

Nine members of LSU’s Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity have been arrested and accused of hazing and other related offenses after the national organization — one of the oldest fraternities in the nation — closed it’s LSU chapter last month, our media partners at The Advocate report.

“We can confirm that nine members of the LSU chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon, or DKE, have been arrested and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for hazing-related activities that are alleged to have taken place in the fall of 2018,” LSU spokesman Ernie Ballard III said in a statement Thursday morning. “This type of behavior is unacceptable and at complete odds with what we expect from our students. It does not belong at LSU.”

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LSU reports that these are the young men arrested and the charges with which they were booked:

Charles Eugene Brakenridge, 23, Ferriday, La. – 1 count of Principal to Criminal Hazing (misdemeanor) and 1 count of criminal hazing – representative duty to report (misdemeanor)

Blake Andrew Chalin, 20, Gretna, La. – 3 counts of criminal hazing (misdemeanor)

Cade Rain Duckworth, 23, Lafayette, La. – 3 counts of criminal hazing (misdemeanor); 1 count of attempted second-degree battery (felony); 1 count of second-degree battery (felony); and 1 count of false imprisonment (felony)

Gaston Thomas Eymard, 23, Kenner, La. – 1 count of criminal hazing (misdemeanor) and 1 count of second-degree battery (felony)

Shakti P. Gilotra, 22 – 1 count of criminal hazing (misdemeanor) and 1 count of second-degree battery (felony)

Joseph Dylan Harkrider, 19, Zachary, La. – 1 count of criminal hazing (misdemeanor)

Malcolm Richard McNiece, 23, Baton Rouge, La. – 4 counts of criminal hazing (misdemeanor) and 1 count of second-degree battery (felony)

Alexander Joseph Rozas, 23, Jennings, La. – 1 county of principal to criminal hazing (misdemeanor) and 1 count of criminal hazing – representative duty to report (misdemeanor)

Garrett Joseph Sanders, 21, Minden, La. – 1 count principal to criminal hazing (misdemeanor) and 1 count of criminal hazing – representative duty to report (misdemeanor)

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