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Posted on Thu, Jan 17, 2013 : 11 a.m.

Trial set for MSU student from Saline accused of assault and filing false report

By John Counts


Brandon Carmack

East Lansing Police Department

A trial is scheduled to begin on Jan. 28 for the 20-year-old Saline man accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend at a party and then lying to police about what actually transpired there, MLive reports.

Michigan State University student Brandon Carmack appeared Wednesday before an Ingham County judge for a pretrial hearing when the date was set.

Carmack initially claimed MSU 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, MLive reported.

Carmack is charged with two counts of assault and battery, domestic assault and battery, filing a false police report of a felony, first-degree home invasion and stalking.


Nicholas Urfe

Thu, Jan 17, 2013 : 10:28 p.m.

I am giving this dude the benefit of the doubt until the trial is over. A lot of things about the published stories do not add up. We are to believe that he attacked his girlfriend, while intoxicated, and in the presence of her friends on the msu male hockey team. While that is within the realm of possibility, it would be exceptionally poor judgement. If we are to believe his side of the story, then the hockey players viciously attacked him, and then tried to excuse the attack on him. He says he was telephoned by the GF to appear at the "hockey house". Will the police have any record of that call at trial? Perhaps the truth is somewhere in between.


Thu, Jan 17, 2013 : 9:42 p.m.

So what ever happened to that kid that ran over the ducklings?


Thu, Jan 17, 2013 : 9:46 p.m.


Thu, Jan 17, 2013 : 9:30 p.m.

Give him 10 years and let's move on!

music to my ear

Thu, Jan 17, 2013 : 8:57 p.m.

if he has no prior record he will get probation,fines up the wazzz zoo if any jail time 90 days in county, lucky he is under 21 they dont like to send 20 and under to the big house. but let this be a lesson for him and hope he learns it. lucky for the girl she will be ok (at least physically )


Thu, Jan 17, 2013 : 7:10 p.m.

This case has a much happier ending than the UofV Yeardley Love coed murder. Sorry kid, time to pay for being a menace to society.