Excerpt from Castleton Spartan Article:
Sophomore Doug Krouse, also a guard on the men’s basketball team, was also charged with a felony count of aggravated assault and misdemeanor simple assault. However, the state’s attorney Marc Bierre dismissed these charges on Feb. 4.
“He was unfairly accused,” said Krouse’s attorney Matthew Branchaud.
“I don’t believe the case was actively investigated by the Castleton Police Department,” he said. “It’s disappointing.”
To Branchaud’s surprise, Krouse still faces a misdemeanor charge of simple assault, to which he pleaded not guilty.
According to Branchaud, Krouse was not involved in the incident and was in his dorm the entire night.
“There weren’t bruises or scratches on him or evidence that he just beat up someone,” he said.
After originally being banned from campus, Krouse has recently been allowed to return.
“It is now apparent to the college that Mr. Krouse was unfairly accused of the crime and he will resume all activities at the college,” said Director of College Relations and Sports Information, Jeff Weld.