Forest Service versus frat

Chico State chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha charged with trashing campground

Criminal charges have been filed against a Chico State fraternity whose members allegedly trashed a campground off of Highway 32 in Tehama County, according to a U.S. Forest Service press release issued Tuesday (May 16).

Damage to the Deer Creek Trailhead campground in the Lassen National Forest included the removal or marring of dozens of trees when members of Pi Kappa Alpha visited the weekend of April 21. The frat and its president, Evan Jossey, are charged with 32 counts of damaging or cutting timber, illegal possession of a firearm and conspiracy to commit offense or defraud the United States. They are scheduled to appear in court in Redding June 26.