Des Moines police said Skylar Otto, 20, and Joseph Hatchett, 19, are accused of hazing, a serious misdemeanor. They were to be released on their own recognizance.
Three members of the Iowa Delta Chapter of Phi Delta Theta at Drake University have been suspended from the fraternity pending a full investigation into their alleged roles in the incident. [Editor — Phi Delta Theta’s national has been particularly active in HazingPrevention.org and on its own blog to
foster a no-tolerance for hazing atmosphere).
Nathan Cody Erickson, 19, a freshman at Drake University and a new member of the fraternity, was admitted to a Des Moines hospital with a blood-alcohol content of nearly .50, early Sunday morning.