Friday, May 04, 2012

Two more arrested in Champion case, bringing total to 10

Ten of the eleven suspects who face felony charges in the hazing death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion have turned themselves in to authorities. Jonathan Boyce, 24, (pictured left) and Ryan Dean, 21, (picture right) were the latest to be booked. Both surrendered at the Leon County Jail and posted $15,000 bonds in order to secure their releases.

Boyce is the third Marching 100 drum major to be arrested in the case. His fellow drum majors Shawn Turner and Rikki Wills turned themselves in earlier in the week. Back in December, The FAMUan reported that the three men had been expelled from the university on Nov. 29 “in connection to the Robert Champion incident.” The dismissals were temporarily lifted at the request of investigators.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger announced that the final felony defendant is a woman. She says the FDLE is in contact with her family in Georgia.

Two additional suspects will face misdemeanor charges in the Champion case.

The list of the ten defendants booked for felony charges is available below.

Ryan Dean, B/M, DOB 9/18/90, Leon County Jail (arrested today)

Jonathan Boyce, B/M, DOB 5/27/87, Leon County Jail (arrested today)

Aaron Golson, B/M, DOB 6/20/92, Gadsden County Jail

Jessie Baskin, B/M, DOB 10/27/91, Miami-Dade County Jail, bonded out

Harold Finley, B/M, DOB 4/8/92, Palm Beach County Jail

Bryan Jones, B/M, DOB 10/27/88, Hillsborough County Jail, bonded out

Benjamin McNamee, B/M, DOB 12/14/90, Miami-Dade County Jail, bonded out

Shawn Turner, B/M, DOB 4/22/86, Gadsden County Jail, bonded out

Caleb Jackson, B/M, DOB 09/10/88, Leon County Jail

Rikki Wills, B/M, DOB 04/03/88, Leon County Jail, bonded out.

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