5 Kent State Students Charged in Burglary

All five released on bond

Four Kent men and a Euclid resident have been indicted on charges they broke into a residence on University Drive in December.

A Portage County grand jury indicted the following five men, whom the Record-Courier reported are all students at Kent State University.

  • Austin S. Wilson, 19, of South Euclid, OH
  • Kwan L. Bailey, 21, of 600 S. Lincoln St.
  • SeVaughn L. Knight, 19, of 225 Midway Drive
  • David D. Coleman, 21, of 600 S. Lincoln St.
  • Dontell E. Higgins, 21, of 609 S. Lincoln St.

All five men were charged with breaking into a residence at 126 University Drive on Dec. 1, according to Portage County court records. They were indicted on one count each of burglary, a second-degree felony.

They were all released on bond on the condition they have no contact with the three complaining victims.

Their trials are scheduled to start in April.

University officials typically review cases in which students are charged with crimes to determine if academic penalties, such as dismissal or suspension, will be administered by Kent State.

Matthias P. January 03, 2013 at 04:43 PM
Only "white" students?
Pat January 03, 2013 at 04:51 PM
I agree-enough is enough and these men should be banned from the campus and Kent.
Jim Williams January 03, 2013 at 05:23 PM
Wait. What? Sounds like they were "preying" on a house, not students.
John Ladany January 03, 2013 at 06:16 PM
They are innocent untill proven guilty. The charges are alleged. This is our American way. Why suspend or ban possible innocent people?
Lori Coogan January 03, 2013 at 09:48 PM
"White" students!!!! My God man! Get a grip!!!! There is no real way to punish them at the University for a civil crime (if convicted).


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