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17 arrested for alleged hazing incident near Radford University

17 arrested for alleged hazing incident near Radford University

Authorities have made numerous arrests following an alleged hazing incident that occurred in September near Radford University, according to our sister station WSET.

Some of the charges include hazing, purchasing alcoholic beverages for someone who shouldn't be drinking, and common nuisances.

The following have been arrested:

  • Kyle Dennis Best, 20, of Haymarket, charged with hazing and Purchasing alcoholic beverages for one to whom they may not be sold
  • Christopher Blair Gepford, 22, of Centreville, charged with hazing, and two counts of purchasing alcoholic beverages for one to whom they may not be sold
  • Matthew Dylan Thomas, 21, of Haymarket, charged with hazing, Purchasing alcoholic beverages for one to whom they may not be sold, and Keeping, possessing or storing still or distilling apparatus without a permit
  • Caleb Lorenzo Howard, 19, of Manassas, charged with hazing and Purchasing alcoholic beverages for one to whom they may not be sold
  • Joshua Ko, 19, of Fairfax, charged with hazing and Purchasing alcoholic beverages for one to whom they may not be sold
  • Luke Everett Andress, 19, of Vienna, charged with hazing and Purchasing alcoholic beverages for one to whom they may not be sold
  • Matthew Stuart Wedel, 20, of Manassas, charged with hazing and Purchasing alcoholic beverages for one to whom they may not be sold
  • Jason Nicholas Wheeler, 21, of Fairfax Station, charged with hazing and Purchasing alcoholic beverages for one to whom they may not be sold
  • Carlos Escabar, 23, of Alexandria, charged with hazing and Purchasing alcoholic beverages for one to whom they may not be sold
  • Joseph Andrew Sible, 22, of Arlington, charged with hazing, Maintaining common nuisances, and Purchasing alcoholic beverages for one to whom they may not be sold
  • Trever Vaughn Stanford, 22, of Hamilton, charged with hazing, Maintaining common nuisances, and Purchasing alcoholic beverages for one to whom they may not be sold
  • Justin Patrick Hooper, 20, of Ashburn, charged with hazing and Purchasing alcoholic beverages for one to whom they may not be sold
  • Marcel Terrence Gough, 20, of Herndon, charged with hazing and Purchasing alcoholic beverages for one to whom they may not be sold
  • Samuel Kent Harris, 22, of Gainesville, charged with hazing, Maintaining common nuisances, and Purchasing alcoholic beverages for one to whom they may not be sold
  • Hunter David Hanes, 19, of Roanoke, charged with hazing and Purchasing alcoholic beverages for one to whom they may not be sold
  • Clayton Marshall O'Neill, 21, of Herndon, charged with hazing, Maintaining common nuisances, and Purchasing alcoholic beverages for one to whom they may not be sold
  • Jacob A. Tucker, 21, of Stafford, charged with hazing, Maintaining common nuisances, and Purchasing alcoholic beverages for one to whom they may not be sold

The alleged hazing incident took place on September 14, 2017 at 1200 Downey St. near Radford University and remains under investigation.

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