Special Prosecutor Division take WKU Football assault case

Jacob Dick

The Office of the Attorney General will select a special prosecutor to handle the case involving WKU football players assaulting an alumnus at a fraternity house.

Terry Sebastian, communications director for the Office of Attorney General, said the state Special Prosecution Division will handle the case after Warren County Commonwealth Attorney Chris Cohron asked to be recused.

“We’ve taken the case,” Sebastian said. “The attorney general’s office reviews the case and makes the decision to prosecute the case.”

The division assists local prosecutors in complex situations and can take over cases when a prosecutor recuses themselves.

The case has been investigated since early March when Bowling Green Police were called to the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house on Center Street in response to a fight. WKU alumnus Jerald Armfield said he was attacked by at least 10 men who were alleged WKU football team members.

“I didn’t deserve how they attacked me at all,” Armfield said. “I had my hands up; I was talking nicely with them, and they just attacked me. Even when I was on my hands and knees begging them to stop, they kept kicking me.”

Armfield drove himself to the Medical Center at Bowling Green after the incident where doctors treated cuts on his head and eye and told him he probably suffered a concussion. He said he has been to his eye doctor in Nashville for continued hazy vision and flashes in his left eye.

Cohron sent a letter to the Special Prosecution Division on April 13, with a name of a suspect involved in the incident. Sebastian said the name has been redacted as no indictments have been issued.

A timeline on when indictments will be announced or when a first hearing might occur is unavailable at this time. In Cohron’s letter he called the case an “unindicted investigation” that is “pending presentation to the Warren County Grand Jury.”

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