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Posted on Mon, Nov 26, 2012 : 3:10 p.m.

Saline MSU student ordered to trial on charges of assault, filing false police report

By Cindy Heflin

The Michigan State University student from Saline accused of filing a false police report and stalking and assaulting his girlfriend was ordered Monday to stand trial, MLive reported.

Brandon Carmack, 20, of Saline, on Monday waived preliminary examination in an East Lansing court, binding his case over to Ingham County Circuit Court for trial.


Brandon Carmack

East Lansing Police Department

Carmack is charged with two counts of assault and battery, domestic assault and battery, filing a false police report of a felony and stalking. He also faces a new charge of first-degree home invasion, added Monday, MLive reported.

Carmack initially claimed that hockey players beat him up at a gathering in East Lansing, but police later alleged he was the aggressor and he was charged with assault and battery and filing a false police report.

Several MSU hockey players and other witnesses, including Carmack's ex-girlfriend, testified when his preliminary examination began on Nov. 7. The hearing was scheduled to resume Monday afternoon prior to Carmack's waiver.

His former girlfriend testified Carmack grabbed her by the neck at a gathering on Aug. 28 and tried to choke her until the hockey players and others intervened.

Hockey players alleged Carmack was combative and assaulted them when they tried to make sure he left the gathering.



Mon, Nov 26, 2012 : 11 p.m.

Can anyone tell me when things started going so horribly wrong out Saline way?

Cindy Heflin

Tue, Nov 27, 2012 : 1:02 p.m.

As genetracy notes, this happened in East Lansing. I've clarified that in the article.


Tue, Nov 27, 2012 : 1:33 a.m.

The event occurred in East Lansing.


Mon, Nov 26, 2012 : 10 p.m.

Mom stirred up the trouble to begin with. If she had not sent the email, this may not have even become a local story. I've said it before and I will say it again, she owes the MSU hockey team an apology, so does her son. And the son owes mom a huge apology for lying to her and causing her to humiliate her family.

Sam S Smith

Mon, Nov 26, 2012 : 9:38 p.m.

I'm pretty sure that Barb "mom" Carmack is hurting from this. Leave her alone!


Mon, Nov 26, 2012 : 8:50 p.m.

"Brandon Carmack, an advertising major, was beaten, stabbed in the head and arm and left with a broken nose and broken ribs, Barb Carmack said in an email to".... Seems like Mom Carmack may not have given the true facts to Wonder what she knew at the time vs. now? Perhaps can get an update from Barb Carmack.