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See the full story on Stalker’s arrest here.
All three charges against Stalker were dropped and the case is closed.
Stalker’s preliminary hearing has been rescheduled for May 11.
Stalker abdicated his position today, and the SGA will hold a special election to fill the vacant position. Read more here.
Stalker’s preliminary hearing has been rescheduled for April 27.
Kevin Stalker, the incoming Student Government Association vice president of student life, is facing charges of assault, robbery and escaping police custody after an altercation on the South Side Saturday night, just two weeks before he is set to be confirmed by the SGA.
On March 11, Stalker was waiting in line at the South Side bar Pregame at 1501 Sarah Street, according to the criminal complaint.
Officer Reginald Eiland, the arresting officer who was working the South Side St. Patrick’s Day Detail, was patrolling the area on Sarah Street when he observed Stalker take a pair of orange glasses off the head of another male in the line and put them in his own pocket, the report stated.
According to the criminal complaint, Stalker and the other male “began to fight in the middle of the street” before officers intervened.
The complaint said police then told Stalker he would be detained. Eiland briefly turned away to assist an officer with another arrest. However, when he turned back he saw Stalker walking away from the scene.
Eiland said in the complaint that two officers observed Stalker go into a residence at 104 South 16th Street. The officers then entered and placed Stalker under arrest.
He was detained in the Allegheny County Jail from March 12 through March 14, according to a docket sheet.
Stalker and the newly elected SGA officers are being confirmed at the March 26 SGA meeting.
According to a court docket sheet, Stalker has a preliminary hearing set for March 20.
Reporting from The Duke found Stalker was arrested twice before.
The first arrest occurred in May 2014 in Sarasota, Florida. According to an affidavit, Stalker was charged with the misdemeanor of resisting an officer without violence. The case was administratively dismissed after Stalker paid a $165 fine and completed 15 hours of community service, along with attending a one-day pre-trial intervention class.
In 2015, Pittsburgh police arrested Stalker for public drunkenness, of which he was found guilty in the municipal district court. However, Stalker later appealed the decision successfully and was found not guilty by the Court of Common Pleas.
Stalker declined to comment for this story. Current SGA President James Daher also declined to comment.
Zach Landau contributed reporting.