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Fight at WIU led to eight arrests


A fight at Western Illinois University led to eight arrests over the weekend, according to university officials.

Officials stated the fight occurred Saturday in the Thompson Hall Dining Center at 12:47 p.m. The fight resulted in the arrest of seven students and one non-student on Sunday, according to officials. 

Officials stated the following were arrested and charged with mob action:

  • Malcolm D. Sturdivant, 20, of 1003 Henninger Hall
  • Serell R. Williams, 19, of 1007 Henninger Hall
  • Darius D.Miller, 18, of 814 Henninger Hall
  • Martez L. Brakes, 18, of 814 Henninger Hall
  • Marques Jones, 18, of 1106 Tanner Hall
  • Errick Delaney, 18, of 206 Henninger Hall
  • Casey Comodore, 19, of 206 Henninger Hall
  • Gianni Gillespie, of Chicago (non-student)

All students involved were issued interim suspensions and all of the arrested individuals have been trespassed from campus, according to officials.

WIU President Jack Thomas stated the investigation is ongoing and disciplinary will follow for other individuals involved. He asked that individuals with information regarding the incident contact the Office of Public Safety at 309-298-1949. 

"Fighting and other acts of violence are not tolerated at our University," stated Thomas. "Those who engage in this type of appalling behavior will be expelled. We do not want individuals at our University who incite violence and take part in such reprehensible conduct."

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