Media release from the Wood County Prosecutor’s Office 4/29/2020:

Foltz

Wood County Prosecuting Attorney Paul Dobson announced today that the Wood County Grand Jury returned indictments against several individuals in the death of BGSU student Stone Foltz. The indictments stem from an alleged Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity event the evening of March 4th at an off-campus house which Foltz was required to attend along with the other new members. A roommate later found Foltz unresponsive in his Bowling Green, Ohio apartment. When first responders arrived, Foltz was not breathing and was being given CPR by his roommate. Foltz was rushed to the Wood County Hospital and then transferred to Toledo Hospital, where he died on March 7th. The Lucas County Coroner ruled the death an accident as the result of a fatal level of alcohol intoxication during a hazing incident.

On Wednesday, April 28th, the grand jury indicted:

Jacob Krinn, 20, of Delaware, Ohio on charges of first degree felony Involuntary Manslaughter, third degree felony Involuntary Manslaughter, Reckless Homicide, Felonious Assault, Hazing, Failure to comply with Underage Alcohol Laws, and Obstructing Official Business;

Daylen Dunson, 20, of Cleveland, Ohio on charges of third degree felony Involuntary Manslaughter, Tampering with Evidence, Obstructing Justice, Hazing, Failure to comply with Underage Alcohol Laws, and Obstructing Official Business;

Troy Henricksen, 23, of Grove City, Ohio on charges of third degree felony Involuntary Manslaughter, Reckless Homicide, Tampering with Evidence, Hazing, and Failure to comply with Underage Alcohol Laws;

Canyon Caldwell, 21, of Dublin, Ohio on charges of third degree felony Involuntary Manslaughter, Tampering with Evidence, Hazing, Failure to Comply with Underage Alcohol Laws, and Obstructing Official Business;

Niall Sweeney, 21, of Erie, Pennsylvania on charges of third degree felony Involuntary Manslaughter, Hazing, Failure to Comply with Underage Alcohol Laws, and Obstructing Official Business;

Jarrett Prizel, 19, of Olean, New York on charges of third degree felony Involuntary Manslaughter, Hazing, and Failure to comply with Underage Alcohol Laws;

Aaron Lehane, 21, of Loveland, Ohio on charges of Tampering with Evidence, Hazing, Failure to Comply with Underage Alcohol Laws, and Obstructing Official Business;

Benjamin Boyers, 21, of Sylvania, Ohio on charges of Hazing and Failure to comply with Underage Alcohol Laws.

Dobson said the misdemeanor charges against Boyers would be dismissed for the present time.

Most defendants were charged with multiple misdemeanor counts of Hazing, Failure to Comply with Underage Alcohol Laws, and Obstructing Official Business. Some of the alcohol-related offenses involve providing alcohol to underage persons, while others reference permitting that activity at their residence. The multiple counts of Hazing and Failure to Comply with Underage Alcohol Laws reflect the allegation that those defendants participated in providing copious amounts of alcohol to Foltz and the other new members.

First degree manslaughter alleges that the defendant caused a death by committing or attempting to commit a felony and carries a maximum penalty of 11 years in prison. Third degree felony manslaughter alleges that the defendant caused a death by committing or attempting to commit a misdemeanor and carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison, as do Reckless Homicide, Tampering with Evidence, and Obstructing Justice. Felonious Assault alleges that the defendant caused serious physical harm to another. It is a second degree felony which carries a maximum penalty of 8 years in prison.

Prosecutor Dobson thanked the Bowling Green Police Division for their tireless and ongoing investigation, as well as the Bowling Green State University police and administration for their cooperation