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Student charged, jailed for assault

Early Thursday morning, sophomore Wes Kuser was arrested by Duke University Police Department officers for first-degree burglary, assault on a government official and resisting arrest, said Lt. Sara-Jane Raines, administrative services executive officer for DUPD.

Kuser, who was placed on $25,000 secured bond, was apparently trying to break into a dorm room in Keohane Quadrangle at 5:57 a.m., when police apprehended and arrested him.

"He was basically fighting [officers]," Raines said. "He refused to cooperate."

She added that Kuser knew the person who occupied the room he was trying to enter. DUPD is not fully aware of Kuser's motives, but Raines said DUPD will continue investigating the situation.

Raines said she believes he had not been drinking, but she added that Kuser admitted to officers that he had been "eating shrooms."

Kuser could not be reached for comment.

"As far as I know, he is still in jail," Raines said, noting she had checked Thursday afternoon.

Placed under a secured bond, Kuser would either have to come up with the $25,000 himself or pay 15 percent of the amount to a bondsperson in order to be released from jail.

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