FLORENCE, S.C. (WMBF/WYFF News 4 contributed to this report) —
Three college baseball players in South Carolina have been charged with hazing, authorities said.
Florence County Sheriff’s Office officials said Francis Marion University requested an investigation into possible hazing.
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The investigation resulted in the arrest of 21-year-old Jon Mitchell Carter, of Hamer; 21-year-old David Tyler Mangum, of Durham, North Carolina; and 21-year-old Noah Hunter Jones, of Greenville, North Carolina, who were all arrested March 6 and charged with hazing.
According to arrest warrants obtained by WMBF, the events happened at the address coinciding with the Patriot Place Apartments, a complex across the street from the college.
The three suspects are accused of “intentionally (striking) an underclassmen member of the baseball program for the purpose of initiation.”
One underclassman player suffered a broken jaw, according to arrest warrants.
The three suspects were released from the Florence County Detention Center on March 6 on $1,000 personal recognizance bonds.
Online court records show the players’ court dates are set for April 29.