Stephen Wade Hopkins, 25, and Jeremy Lyn Male, 27, both of Wise, and Keynen Ry Almer, 23, of Virginia Beach were arrested Saturday after campus officials said they demanded that UVa-Wise senior Jimmy Joe Adkins
get into their vehicle just before the homecoming football game.
The three members of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity
allegedly drove Adkins
to Hopkins' home in Wise, according to college officials.The three then allegedly removed Adkins' shirt and chain necklace, then struck him with the chain, they said.
College officials have said that the three men were apparently upset that a rival fraternity's letters were painted on Hopkins' house.Adkins is a member of the Gamma Chi Omega fraternity.
"The actions of three do not reflect on Phi Lambda Phi as a whole," Adkins
said before the arraignment. Adkins
has a large abrasion on his
neck and another on his
has received a lot of support from his
family, college staff members and fellow students. A spectator noticed Adkins getting into the the vehicle and told a campus police officer that something seemed out of the ordinary, UVa-Wise spokeswoman Jane Meade-Dean said Monday.
A condition of bond is that the men have no contact with Adkins