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BREAKING NEWS: Arrest warrants issued for hazing of YSU students



Published: Wed, February 15, 2012 @ 2:20 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Police Department, in cooperation with Youngstown State University police and the city prosecutor's office today issued warrants against eight people on felonious assault charges involved with the recent hazing case involving two Youngstown State University students.

Each of these men were charged with two counts of felonious assault: Jason Anderson, 27, of Illinois Avenue; Trey McCune, 21, of Ohio Avenue; Edward Robertson, 28, of Catalina Avenue; Jerome Justice, 28, Tremble Avenue, Campbell; Michael Charles, 28, Illinois Avenue; Jairus Ford, 32, Greeley Lane; Lavell Sharp, 25, of Illinois Avenue; Wade Hampton, 24, of Deer Creek Court, Austintown.

Police said that on Feb. 2, the victim, Resean M. Yancey, 20, was hospitalized for serious injuries sustained over being hazed multiple times to join the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.

During the investigation, detectives found out that Breylon Stubbs, 22, also was the victim of similar hazing episodes with the same fraternity.

The investigation continues and other potential subject(s) may be charged in the hazing incidents, police said. Of the eight individuals charged, only Trey McCune is an active student at YSU. The remaining seven subjects are former YSU students and currently involved with the local Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, which has been suspended indefinitely by YSU officials.


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1steelhead(124 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

Aren't these guys a little old to be in a frat? What is wrong with a 32 year old "initiating" a college freshman like this? Sounds like we may have some real manhood compensation issues.

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2DwightK(1238 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

These guys are old enough to be married and have kids of their own. Why are they in a frat at nearly 30 years old and why are they hazing people?

I can't wait for the family members to come on here defending them.

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3jfgiancola(155 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

Who is anyone to say what age is too old to be in a fraternity? These men are enrolled in college and can join a fraternity if they choose to do so. You cannot confuse the issue of age with the senseless acts of hazing. Would you guys feel better if the ones doing the hazing were 19 or 20? These acts need to stop and those responsible need to be dealt with not matter what age they are.

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4valleymom(37 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

Read rthe article. It says all but one are former students. I agree with the first posters, it's odd that they are still involved in the frat enough to be part of hazing. Yes, it's wrong at any age, but something is strange about 25-32 year olds actively participating in a college fraternity!

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5snydro0108(61 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

So if an assault happens on a college campus, it's hazing, but if this happened somewhere else then it's just considered an assault? Call it what you will, but from what I have heard, this wasn't a hazing incident. It was a "potential" gang jump-in that went wrong. This came from a YPD officer that was investigating this.

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6joe1616(52 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

It's kinda like "Old School". You're my boy BLUE!!!

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7Lifes2Short(3875 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

jf

Comprehend what you read:

Of the eight individuals charged, only Trey McCune is an active student at YSU.

Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity

Enough said.

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8Bman(151 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

With the way KAP recruits, no wonder why all their members are older! What students want to go through all this bs??

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9DanBrown11(5 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

For one, who really thinks that nationally incorporated fraternities are only run by individuals between the age of 18 and 22. Of course older people are involved in the intake process. And the whole comment about gang jump in sounds extremely far fetched to involve 7 college graduates and 1 student in good standing with University... Some people will listen to anything

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