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Forest Service Files Criminal Charges Against Fraternity

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

The US Forest released this photo last week in an attempt to identify the vandals.

United States Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations have filed a criminal complaint against the Pi Kappa Alpha, Chico State Fraternity and its President, Evan Jossey in the United States District Court, Eastern District of California.

Pi Kappa Alpha is alleged to have cut down approximately 32 trees at the Deer Creek Trailhead campground on the Lassen National Forest, during an initiation of new pledges the weekend of April 21, 2017.

The criminal complaint against the fraternity charges 32 violations of 36 CFR 261.6 (a)-cutting or damaging any timber, one (1) count of violating 36 CFR 261.8 (b)-possessing a firearm in violation of federal or state law and 18 USC 371-conspiracy to commit offense or defraud United States.

Pi Kappa Alpha and Evan Jossey are scheduled to appear in court on June 26th.

According to the Forest Service, the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office was instrumental in assisting with the investigation, which they have since turned over to the Forest Service.

This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges are expected to be filed at a later date. All subjects are innocent until proven guilty.


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10 Responses to Forest Service Files Criminal Charges Against Fraternity

  1. Mike Medley

    Mike Medley

    Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    As much as I despise usfs law enforcement they for once did their job rather than harass legal citizens using public land legally.

    • Michael Cone

      Michael Cone

      Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 5:23 pm

      Harassed? You never see them

  2. Jan Medley

    Jan Medley

    Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Mike Medley

  3. Dwight Weatherford

    Dwight Weatherford

    Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Gone are the days that Frats just did pranks that never destroyed anything

  4. Harley Elizabeth Clement

    Harley Elizabeth Clement

    Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Brenden Raymond

  5. Elaine Jacobs

    Elaine Jacobs

    Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Yay go get them

  6. Bernie Ridgeway

    Bernie Ridgeway

    Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Why did they cut the trees down? Stupid people! 😡

  7. Mitchell Shannon

    Mitchell Shannon

    Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 10:43 am

    The parents will buy these entitled brats a free ride.

  8. Juanita Williams

    Juanita Williams

    Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Glad they caught them! Sad they made such a bad decision.

  9. Mark Burnham

    Mark Burnham

    Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 10:13 am

    I hope they throw the book at these punks.

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