Bellefonte Man’s Fall Results in Charges Against Students
Two Penn State students were charged yesterday with misdemeanors for furnishing alcohol to a minor as the result of a “source investigation project” on an August 14 incident at University Towers.
Matthew Beck, a 19-year old man from Bellefonte, had been drinking vodka with Katherine Reese at her apartment off of Bellaire Ave when they decided to go to a party being held at University Towers in Nicholas McClone’s apartment on the 3rd floor.
The Collegian notes,
Reese said she helped carry Beck to the other apartment because he was having trouble walking on his own, police said.
Once they got to the apartment, Beck consumed two beers he had taken out of McClone’s refrigerator. During that time, according to court documents reviewed by the Collegian, Beck seemed “agitated and was kicking a door and the balcony railing.”
McClone said he heard screaming when he went to the bathroom. He went to the balcony and saw Beck hanging by both hands on the outside railing, police said. McClone said he attempted to grab him after Beck let go of the railing with one hand, but Beck released his other hand from the railing and fell to the ground, according to court documents.
Beck suffered a variety of fractures and other internal injuries but is currently at his home recuperating.
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