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Two ‘drunk’ softball teams suspected of hazing

Rutherford (left) and Savage (right)

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Rutherford (left) and Savage (right)

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The Stephenville Police Department is investigating two separate incidents involving Tarleton State Univeristy students from ‘drunk’ softball teams. According to the police department, both incidents are suspected of being initiation proceedings and hazing.

Last night, the Stephenville Police Department was called about a loud party around 10 p.m. While investigating the incident, two people at the party needed immediate medical attention and were taken by ambulance.

The Stephenville Police Department arrested four people from this party. Jansen Savage (22), Brad Austin Rutherford (21) and Channing Flatt (21) were arrested for disorderly conduct and purchasing/furnishing alcohol to a minor and Josue Garay was arrested for public intoxication.

According to the statement on the Stephenville Police Department Facebook, officers learned of a separate party while at the hospital, which resulted in three other people being taken to the hospital.

A total of five students were taken to the hospital for alcohol poisoning.

The following is from the Stephenville Police Department press release on Facebook:

The Stephenville Police Department is working closely with Tarleton State University, Tarleton State University Police Department, Erath County Attorney’s Office and the Erath County District Attorney’s Office on these incidents. The Stephenville Police Department will release more information as it becomes available.

The following is Tarleton’s official statement on the issue:

Tarleton State University, the Stephenville Police Department and Erath County District Attorney’s Office are coordinating to investigate off-campus incidents that took place Thursday night. The primary concern of all entities is the health and safety of our citizens and students.

Update: According to Rec Sports, the teams do not play intramural sports.

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3 Responses to “Two ‘drunk’ softball teams suspected of hazing”

  1. Aaron jones on April 22nd, 2017 5:28 pm

    This article has nothing to do with drunk softball teams. All of the guys involved are KDR members, has nothing to do with Rec Sports

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    Lindsey Reply:

    Actually there was another team involved that has Farmhouse Lambda Chi and Delta Chi so let’s not throw out names.

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    D.O Reply:

    Always blaming it on something other then the real problem

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