Chief: Police charge teen boys with school hazing incident

Melissa Cantu Trevino
Alice Echo News Journal

ORANGE GROVE - Luke Inglis, 17, Jordan Garcia, 17, and four other teenagers were charged by Orange Grove police in connection with a hazing incident that occurred at the Orange Grove High School in April, Police Chief Roy Lee Guerrero said. 

Luke Inglis, 17, turned himself into authorities on Saturday, May 15. Garcia and the four teenagers were taken into custody on Thursday, March 13. 

Luke  Inglis and Jordan Garcia were arrested in connection with an unlawful restraint that occurred in April at the Orange Grove HS.

Names of the other four male suspects in this case will not be released due to their age.

On May 3, Orange Grove police were contacted by school officials in reference to a potential hazing incident that occurred on April 29.

Video footage was submitted into evidence which showed several male minors participate in the hazing of a 16-year-old teen on school grounds, Guerrero said.

Orange Grove High School

A formal complaint was filed by the accuser last week. The victim was sent to the Child Advocacy Center in Corpus Christi for an interview.

Inglis, Garcia and the four teens were charged with unlawful restraint, a state jail felony, punishable with no more than two years or less than 180 days in state jail.

Inglis and Garcia was taken to the Jim Wells County jail. The four teens were transported to a juvenile facility. 

The Orange Grove Police Department contacted the Texas Rangers and Jim Wells County Sheriff's Office to assist in the case. Orange Grove police also consulted with the JWC 79th District Attorney on the possible offenses that occurred in the submitted video.

The case has been filed with the district attorney's office.

This is a developing story and will be updated online at www.alicetx.com.