Frat Party Gone Awry: Five Arrested After a Baseball Bat Beating, Gun Slinging Fight
About 3 a.m. Sunday morning, Caleb and others went to pick up a friend's girlfriend at a party in an apartment complex at 1925 East Hayden Lane, which police believe is a Delta Kappa Epsilon party house. Some frat boys and residents told Caleb and company to leave the complex, according to police, and Caleb later got into a fight.
Thirty minutes after the initial fight, Caleb returned with more friends, baseball bats, and two black 9 millimeter handguns. About 20 people filed out of the apartments, and the two groups taunted each other. Then, police say, witnesses saw Rezendes clock someone in the head with a bat.
During the fight, two of the suspects pulled out their handguns and fired five shots in the air away from the crowd.
The five jumped in their silver Ford Focus and fled the scene, but a patrol car responding to a shots-fired call chased them. The Focus braked and the group bailed from the car, running from officers, police say.
Authorities tracked down four of the suspects with the help of a K-9 and arrested Caleb at his home later that day. Police say they found a Hi-Point 9 millimeter pistol in the purse of Casillas, who later was identified as Caleb's girlfriend. Authorities spotted the other pistol near a canal. Both Caleb and Isaiah later admitted to owning the guns, police say.
Police charged the five suspects with varying crimes, ranging from minor in consumption of alcohol, disorderly conduct with a weapon ,and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.