An MSU student is in jail for his role in December's Big Ten post-game disturbance in Cedar Village in East Lansing.
20-year-old Justin Roe was sentenced to 45 days in jail, with work and school release, for kindling a fire, unlawful assembly and remaining within 300 feet of a fire. Roe must also pay fines and costs totaling $542, as well as $458 in restitution.
"We are holding the people who engaged in destructive behavior during last December's civil disturbance accountable for their actions," said East Lansing City Manager George Lahanas. "While it is unfortunate to see any student face jail time, we also want to see these civil disturbances come to an end before someone gets seriously hurt. Our concerns go far beyond the image it leaves on this university town. Our main concerns are the impact to public and private property and, first and foremost, the safety of our students, long-term residents and emergency personnel."
Roe is the first student to be sentenced to jail time as a result of the post Big Ten Championship civil disturbance. The court proceedings for other individuals are ongoing. A total of 28 individuals were arrested on various charges during/after the post Big Ten Championship civil disturbance. Click on the link within this article to see who else has been arrested and arraigned in the incident.