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Police Chief: Furnishing Charges Will Be Filed in Five-Story Fall Incident

by on December 06, 2012 11:22 PM

Police plan to file furnishing charges in the next two to four weeks against some individuals who they say provided alcohol to the party where 19-year-old Penn State cheerleader Paige Raque fell five stories.

State College Police Chief Tom King wrote in an email that while the investigation is ongoing, police have deemed Raque's 39-foot fall an accident, and the only charges – which they expect to file against multiple persons – will be furnishing alcohol to minors. 

Raque fell 39 feet from a fifth-story window in Calder Commons on Oct. 13. She suffered a brain injury and a broken pelvis and was life-flighted to the intensive care unit at Altoona Regional Health Center before being moved to Frazier Rehab Institute in her Louisville, Ky. hometown. 

She was released from the rehabilitation center on Wednesday, and doctors said she is ready for outpatient care.

On Oct. 31, police filed for and were granted a search warrant to obtain Raque's medical records, including her blood alcohol content, from the night she was admitted to Mount Nittany Medical Center. 

Laura Nichols is a news reporter and @LC_Nichols on Twitter.
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