Student charged in connection with assault at fraternity

Regina Garcia Cano

A Kent State student was charged with felonious assault in connection with an incident at the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity house on East Main Street early Friday morning.

Jordan T. Hall, 19, of Shaker Heights was arrested at Robinson Memorial Hospital according to the Kent Police Department Arrest Booking Report. A call regarding the assault was received by the Kent Police Department at 1:56 a.m. Friday.

A neighbor of the Phi Sigma Kappa house said at around 2:30 a.m. she observed at least two ambulances and two police cruisers outside 216 E. Main St. The neighbor, who asked not to be named, saw a white male in each ambulance.

The neighbor also observed a woman frantically running outside the house saying she knew one of the men who had allegedly been stabbed at the house and was being transported by an ambulance.

Lt. Jayme Cole, public information officer, and Chief James Peach, both of the Kent City Police, were not available for comment by 3 p.m. yesterday. Public Safety Director Bill Lillich said he could not discuss the incident because he does not have access to the details of the case.

A Phi Sigma Kappa member said the fraternity’s president, Scott G. Wilson, forbade all members to speak to the media about the incident. During two visits to the house from reporters of the Daily Kent Stater, Wilson was not available for comment.

Recording of the 911 call made to the Kent Police Department.

Three members of the Greek community, who were at neighboring fraternity houses during the incident, said they also saw ambulances and police cruisers outside the house.

Additionally, the Greek members said they observed several people exiting the house after the alleged stabbing. The members declined to further discuss the incident because their fraternities and sororities do not allow them to speak to the media.

According to the arrest booking report, Hall could not be fingerprinted because his right hand was bandaged. It also states he had injuries to his “right eye and face.”

Hall’s bond was set at $250,000, according to court dockets. He will have a preliminary hearing in Judge Kevin Poland’s courtroom at the Kent branch of the Portage County Municipal Court on March 19.

Contact public affairs reporter Regina Garcia Cano at [email protected].