Man faces felony charges after frat house altercation
HUNTINGTON -- A 21-year-old Huntington man is scheduled to appear in Cabell County Magistrate Court on March 4 for a preliminary hearing on two felony counts of malicious wounding.
Brandon Tyler Alexander, 21, is accused of beating two other male Marshall University students with an aluminum baseball bat in front of the Delta Chi fraternity house at 1440 5th Ave., Huntington, at approximately 3 a.m. Feb. 2. Alexander's address given on the court documents was the fraternity house.
According to the criminal complaint, Alexander hit one of the men in the head, leading to eight staples and a brain bleed. The other man sustained bruising to the arm and forehead.
The complaint also states that the incident followed a disturbance and physical confrontation between several individuals at the residence and that numerous witnesses provided statements.
Warrants were issued Feb. 12 and executed that afternoon by the Marshall University Police Department.
Glen Conway, who represents Alexander, said Friday that his client's actions were in defense of others.
"The so-called victims did not have permission to be on the property," Conway said.
University officials in the offices of Greek Life and Student Services did not return calls seeking comment. Messages left for the president of Marshall's chapter of the Delta Chi fraternity were also not returned.