- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 11, 2014

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Criminal cases are advancing against those charged following a rowdy celebration of Michigan State’s victory over Ohio State in the Big Ten football championship game.

The Lansing State Journal reports (https://on.lsj.com/1lufXbr ) 27 people, mostly MSU students, have been charged in the disorders late Dec. 7 and early Dec. 8 in East Lansing.

Police say there were at least 57 fires. Couches were burned and bonfires set.

Court records show seven people entered guilty pleas that have been taken under advisement. In those cases, the defendants initially were charged with being within 300 feet of an open fire, a city ordinance violation punishable by up to 90 days in jail.

As part of an agreement with prosecutors, the charges will be reduced to a littering ticket if several conditions are met.

___

Information from: Lansing State Journal, https://www.lansingstatejournal.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide