A spokeperson with LSU told the Advocate that nine members of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity have been arrested for hazing along with some other charges. The chapter at LSU has been revoked by the national organization.

The activities allegedly happened in the Fall of 2018.

The following is a list of the students who were arrested. They have all been booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Below are the charges they are facing:

  • Charles Eugene Brakenridge, 23, Ferriday: one count each of principal to criminal hazing and criminal hazing, representative duty to report — both misdemeanors.
  • Blake Andrew Chalin, 20, Gretna: three counts of misdemeanor criminal hazing.
  • Cade Rain Duckworth, 23, Lafayette: three counts of misdemeanor criminal hazing (misdemeanor) and one count each of attempted second degree battery, second degree battery and false imprisonment — all felonies.
  • Gaston Thomas Eymard, 23, Kenner: one count each of misdemeanor criminal hazing and felony second degree battery.
  • Shakti P. Gilotra, 22, hometown not provided: one count each of misdemeanor criminal hazing and felony second degree battery.
  • Joseph Dylan Harkrider, 19, Zachary: one count of misdemeanor criminal hazing.
  • Malcolm Richard McNiece, 23, Baton Rouge: four counts of misdemeanor criminal hazing and one count of felony second degree battery.
  • Alexander Joseph Rozas, 23, Jennings: one count each of principal to criminal hazing and criminal hazing, representative duty to report — both misdemeanors.
  • Garrett Joseph Sanders, 21, Minden: one count each of principal to criminal hazing and criminal hazing, representative duty to report — both misdemeanors.

Lafayette legislator Nancy Landry was successful in getting the Max Gruver Act passed in March of 2018. The Act adds further punishment for people who are convicted of these types of offenses.

Max Gruver was a fraternity pledge at Phi Delta Theta who was pronounced dead after officials say he had six times the legal amount of liquor in his body.