Pikes Break Into And Vandalize Vacant Fraternity House, End Up With Felony Charges

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Sure, destroying shit is fun, but there is a time and a place to let out your inner savage. One surefire way to get your ass in some deep legal shit is to destroy someone else’s property, ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE IS A SIGN AT THE DOOR SAYING “TRESSPASSERS WILL BE PROSECUTED.” Dammit, people. Are you all really this unintelligent?

Some Pikes and their buddies at the University of Tennessee at Martin learned this lesson the hard way last week when they were busted breaking into and vandalizing the vacant former house of Alpha Tau Omega. Not only were they stupid enough to break into and vandalize another fraternity’s property, they did it in broad daylight. The Martin Police Department got the call regarding the incident around 6:45 p.m. following what sounds to me like some post-dinner boredom.

From our friends at The Pacer:

Martin Police responded to a call Thursday, May 1 about the former Alpha Tau Omega house being vandalized.

Stephen Johnson of Greenfield, Tenn., William Christian Cousar of Union City, Tenn., Kellen Phillips of Martin, Keagan Parker of Alamo, Tenn., Mitchell Langley of Medina, Tenn. and Jemarri Crawford of Martin, were identified as the suspects.

All suspects have been charged with Aggravated Burglary with an additional charge of Felony Vandalism added to Johnson, Cousar, Phillips, Parker and Langley.

When the cops arrived at the house, they discovered that the group had inflicted around $7,200 worth of damage to the house. All but one member of the mischievous sextet met the cops and provided statements. What a bunch of amateurs. Why would they so easily give the cops voluntary statements? PLEAD THE FIFTH, PEOPLE!

Anyway, the lone member who chose to take his dicking from the cops solo eventually decided to talk and pulled the innocence card, claiming he was at the Pike house at the time of the crime. In what must have been a dismal moment, most likely resulting in his heart falling out of his ass, the cops informed him that all of his buddies had already placed him at the crime scene. When one goes down, we all go down. Right?

All of the suspects were charged with aggravated burglary and five of the six had an additional charge of felony vandalism slapped on top of that.


[via The Pacer]

Images from Becca Partridge

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