Trial set for fraternity president

An NIU fraternity president who struck a University Police officer during a September football game will go to trial next month.

Omega Psi Phi president Charles H. Chadwell, 21, 835 Edgebrook Drive, Apt. 6, was charged Sept. 22 with aggravated battery, battery and resisting arrest after he fractured one officer’s cheekbone and sprained another officer’s shoulder. Associate Judge Robert C. Jenkins set a pre-trial hearing and arraignment for Jan 9.

Chadwell struck UP Officer Jerry Dewey “in the face with his fist knowing Dewey to be a police officer,” court documents stated.

When UP Officer John Lovell tried to arrest Chadwell, he resisted by pushing, pulling away and fighting the officer, court documents stated.

Chadwell had been fighting with another man in the stands during the game, police said. “It was a fisticuff between two people in the stands. An individual resisted leaving the stands,” said UP Lt. Ken Kaiser.

Chadwell could not be reached for comment.