Four College Students Face Hazing Charges

The Tallahassee Democrat is reporting that 31 pledges of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity were found in a crawl space under an off-campus house on Bonnie Drive early Saturday morning, authorities said.

Major Jim Russell of the Florida State University Police Department said they received a complaint of possible hazing so an FSU patrol officer went to the area in an unmarked car.

"(The officer) heard what seem like screaming from the back of the house," Russell said, reading from the probable-cause affidavit.

The FSU officer called the Tallahassee Police Department for assistance. Russell said officers approached the home and "several men fled on foot."

Police were able to capture four men. Upon further investigation, 31 pledges were found wearing sweat pants and white T-shirts with profanity and vulgarity written on them.

Russell said officers reported it was 30 degrees outside during the time of the arrests.

The following men were charged with hazing:

Drew Johnson, 22, FSU student.

Eric Fernandez, 19, a Tallahassee Community College student.

Joshua Vincent, 19, FSU student.

Nicholas Finazzo, 18, TCC student.


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