Oxford, MS (WREG) – Five students from the University of Mississippi were arrested for allegedly assaulting a Sigma Pi member.
Tucker Cole Steil, James Declan Basile, Christian Guy, Kyle Hughes, and Austin Rice were taken into custody on Friday and smiled as they were being booked into the Lafayette County Jail.
The charges listed ranged from assault and hazing to larceny.
According to The Clarion- Ledger, on October 6, the victim, Jeremy Boyle, heard a noise outside of the house, and went to investigate.
That’s when he was attacked.
He was rushed to a local hospital with a concussion, ruptured eardrum and broken teeth among other reported injuries.
At this time, it appears the attack could have included another fraternity on campus as Steil is a member of Pi Kappa Alpha.
The University of Mississippi has a zero-tolerance policy for hazing.
According to The Daily Mississippian, who spoke with the victim’s father, the family is very upset about the university’s reaction to the entire incident.
“What we’re finding is the leniency we’ve had so far on these assailants,” Brian Boyle told the newspaper. “That’s the biggest problem. They had gone through the university’s justice system and were for all intents and purposes, slapped on the wrist. In the mean time, you’ve got accused felons walking around the campus.”