The two University of Maryland students arrested and charged in a burglary at the Kappa Alpha chapter house are both members of the fraternity and will appear in Prince George’s County district court later this month.
Luke Charla, of Larchmont, New York and Nicholas Stehman, of Forest Hill, Maryland, are charged with fourth-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit fourth-degree burglary and malicious destruction of property worth less than $1,000.
The two students, both 20, are scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 22, according to online court records.
Stehman and Charla did not respond to requests for comment Monday. The attorney listed for Stehman did not respond to a request for comment Monday, and there is no legal representation listed in Charla’s court record.
Jesse Lyons, a Kappa Alpha spokesperson, wrote in an email that Stehman and Charla were “quickly suspended from the chapter.”
A resident of 1 Fraternity Row reported the burglary to police on Jan. 18 at 11:38 p.m., according to a UMD Alert. After hearing a noise, a resident found a white male with a beard attempting to enter through a bathroom window.
When the resident yelled at the suspect, he fled with another male toward a red PT Cruiser, according to police. The vehicle and suspects were located soon after and the men were arrested.
Nikolas Utzschneider, listed on the Interfraternity Council website as the president of this university’s Kappa Alpha chapter, and IFC president Daniel Yelsits did not respond to requests for comment Monday.
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