Fifth member of UMES fraternity is arrested in hazing assault case

May 18, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

State police have arrested a fifth member of a University of Maryland Eastern Shore fraternity in the hazing and first-degree assault of five student-pledges whose injuries required hospital treatment, including surgery.

Six other suspects, all members of Kappa Alpha Psi, were being sought, police said.

Police said Andre L. Vaughn, 21, whose Baltimore address was not available, surrendered to authorities at UMES in Princess Anne about 1: 30 p.m. Saturday. They said Vaughn's bail was set at $12,000.

It was not immediately known if he had been released.

Four other members of the fraternity -- two from Baltimore and two from Baltimore County -- were arrested Friday and released on $12,000 bond each, police said.

All 11 are charged with assaulting the pledges daily with wooden paddles and canes from Feb. 8 to April 4 as part of their initiation into the Kappa Alpha Psi chapter at UMES.

Pub Date: 5/18/98

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