All but one of 11 members of a University of Georgia fraternity charged Thursday with hazing for allegedly beating pledges last week as part of their initiation have turned themselves in at the Clarke County Jail.
The Athens Banner-Herald reported that UGA police obtained warrants Thursday for 11 members of the Zeta Iota chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi.
“We began an investigation after we were provided with information by Student Affairs that someone was possibly injured during a pledge event,” UGA police Chief Jimmy Williamson told the Banner-Herald.
The alleged incident happened Jan. 27 at the home a fraternity member.
“There were a number of activities where pledges were being struck by fists,” Williamson said, adding that while there were some physical injuries, none required medical treatment.
University police Friday identified the fraternity members as Rictavious Jerome Bowens, Robert Lee Ellis, Fakari Jalen Gresham, Julian Deandre Hoyle, Austin Sinclair Johnson, Kourtland Wills Jones, Jason Rahsaan Moffitt, Acarre Dejon Patton, Nicholas Brandon Pope, Raheem Joel Thompson and John Allen Wood.
All of those charged except Hoyle have turned themselves in and been booked into the Clarke County Jail, according to records. Most have been released on $2,500 bond.
Jail records list Bowens as being from Lawrenceville, and the rest as having Athens addresses.