3 charged in Pike case

Two USU students and one former USU student were charged in relation to an incident in which a 17-year-old girl was dropped off at Logan Regional Hospital with alcohol poisoning after attending a party at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house in September. This case led to the chapter’s suspension by USU and the Pi Kappa Alpha national headquarters. Casey Halfa, 22, a member of USU’s Gamma Epsilon chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha, was arrested Monday on suspicion of giving alcohol to a minor at a party hosted by the fraternity in late September, said Police Chief Gary Jensen of Logan Police Department. Hayden Ahlbrandt, 20, a former USU student, will also be served a criminal summons for supplying alcohol to a minor. Individuals with charges of this nature may face up to one year in jail, Jensen said. The 17-year-old, who went to the hospital for alcohol poisoning, was referred to juvenile court for possession of alcohol by a minor. “There was a party that involved alcohol, and the end result was that some of the frat students took her to the emergency room when they noticed she was in trouble,” Jensen said. Jensen said police have been investigating who specifically supplied the 17-year-old girl with the alcohol she imbibed. After interviewing several individuals it’s believe Halfa and Ahlbrandt supplied the alcohol, Jensen added. Jensen said several other individuals received alcohol from members of the fraternity. “The investigation of that particular evening, I think, is relatively conclusive…

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