WKU FOOTBALL | Players arraigned for role in fraternity house fight

07/05/2017 02:44 PM

Six Western Kentucky football players were arraigned in Warren County circuit court Wednesday morning for their role in the beating of a WKU student at the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity house in Bowling Green.

Quinton Baker, Xavier Lane, Tyler Obee and Cecil Stallings were charged with Complicity to 1st Degree Wanton Endangerment, 4th degree complicity to assault and 3rd degree criminal trespass. All four plead not guilty.

Jachour Pearson was charged with 3rd degree criminal trespassing. He plead not guilty as well.

Christopher Johnson has been charged with 3rd degree criminal trespassing but did not enter a plea. He will appear back in court on July 17th for a status hearing so he can hire an attorney.

A seventh person, Andrew O’Bryan, was also charged with menacing and 3rd degree trespassing. He also entered a plea of not guilty. O’Bryan is no longer a member of the WKU Football team.

Baker, Lane, Obee, Pearson and O’Bryan will be back in court on August 21st for pre trial hearing. Cecil Stallings will appear in court for his pre trial hearing on August 7th.

First-degree wanton endangerment, a Class D felony, is punishable by one to five years in prison and a fine of $1,000 to $10,000.
*A person is guilty of wanton endangerment in the first degree when, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, he wantonly engages in conduct which creates a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to another person.

Fourth-degree assault, a Class A misdemeanor, is punishable by 90 days up to 12 months in jail and a fine of up to $500.

  • A person is guilty of assault in the fourth degree when: (a) He intentionally or wantonly causes physical injury to another person; or (b) With recklessness he causes physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument.

Menacing, a Class B misdemeanor, is punishable by 90 days in jail and a fine up to $250.
*A person is guilty of menacing when he intentionally places another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury.

Third-degree criminal trespass is a violation with a penalty of a fine of up to $250.
*A person is guilty of criminal trespass in the third degree when he knowingly enters or remains unlawfully in or upon premises.

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