4 members of Kappa Alpha Psi are behind bars in connection with the hazing of several California State University students. On Saturday, Bakersfield police began an investigation into a report of a felonious assault during fraternity pledge initiations.The report was initiated through Mercy Hospital when a 25-year-old man was admitted to the hospital due to marks on his butt!The investigation revealed that between March 28th and April 25th, four CSUB students were assaulted multiple times during numerous initiation ceremonies, during which they were beaten and shot at close range with a BB pistol. The members who claim affiliation to Kappa Alpha Psi, are not sanctioned by CSUB, however they do recruit from the CSUB student population through a club established on campus for that purpose.
Ryan Nichols and Deandre Horn, both 22, were arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, torture and conspiracy. Darlington Agu, 24, and Rickey Joy Jr., 20, were arrested on charges of hazing and conspiracy. Police are still searching for one additional person for which a warrant has been obtained. He’s identified as Philemon Norris, 22, who is wanted on charges of hazing and conspiracy.
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