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Tampa student implicated in FAMU hazing case arrested

TAMPA — A student from Tampa who was implicated in court records earlier this week on a felony hazing charge was arrested Thursday.

Dante Martin, 25, was identified as the "president" of the band bus on which FAMU drum major Robert Champion was fatally beaten last fall.

Martin has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor in connection with a separate hazing incident.

A court document, which revised the hazing charges that were originally filed May 2, this week listed Martin as one of 12 felony defendants in the Champion case. Martin's attorney, Richard Escobar of Tampa, said Tuesday he was not surprised by the additional charge.

Hillsborough County jail records show Martin posted a $15,300 bail and was released.

Tampa student implicated in FAMU hazing case arrested 08/30/12 [Last modified: Thursday, August 30, 2012 6:47pm]
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