Two Students Charged With Assaulting Penn State Police Officers
Two Penn State students were charged with assaulting Penn State Police officers Saturday outside Beaver Stadium in two separate incidents, Penn State Police said.
John Shaner is charged with aggravated assault, obstruction of justice, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. Police say he began yelling at two Penn State Police officers who were giving someone a citation at about 11:45 a.m. near football lot 12. Officers reportedly asked Shaner -- who was a guest at a nearby tailgate -- to leave the area multiple times.
Shaner allegedly kicked one of the officers in the knee and was taken to the police station at Beaver Stadium. While being held in Beaver Stadium he allegedly kicked another officer in the groin. Police say Shaner also headbutted the partition in a police cruiser used to transport him to the Centre County Correctional Facility.
The second incident occurred at about 2 p.m. in the Porter North parking lot. Police say Alexis Mamakos was found passed out near the lot by passers-by who spotted her face down. Police say they were able to wake her up, but when Mamokos began talking she wasn't making any sense.
Mamakos became argumentative with EMS personnel who responded to the scene. While she was being transferred to the Centre County Correctional Facility, she kicked an officer who was riding in the front seat, hitting him in the shoulder.
She was charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.
Alcohol was involved in both incidents, police said.