FHSU Student government president arrested

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Fort Hays State University Student Government Association President, Chris Roberts, released a letter today on the FHSU SGA website informing the FHSU community of his arrest early Sunday morning following an altercation in which he was involved. The statement originally stated the arrest occurred in January, but has been changed to reflect the correct date.

While the statement from Roberts does not address details of the arrest, Roberts said that “No official charges were filed and at this point in time, there are still no official charges against me.”

In his statement Roberts also made it clear he felt the situation had been and will contiue to proceed in an appropriate matter through the Hays Police Department.

“I have faith in the legal process and believe the situation will be resolved justly. It is a shame the way the events of that day unfolded, and a great deal of consideration has been taken to ensure this matter is handled in the best way possible,” Roberts said.

The statement also included a quick apology from Roberts.

“I sincerely apologize to both the FHSU community and the Hays community, and it is my intention to move forward quickly and carefully so we can all continue our important work,” Roberts said.

The 2013-2014 academic year is Roberts first as SGA President and his third with SGA, having served as a College of Arts and Sciences senator and Legislative Affairs Director.

Roberts was contacted for this story and has no further comment at this time. Hays Police Department was also contacted and has not responded.

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