When I first read about this story this morning I thought it could be an April Fools prank. However, more and more news sources are confirming it. the story first broke from the The BG News student press which made me think it could be a hoax. However the Royal Oak Music Theatre in Michigan (where the band were scheduled to play this past weekend) have commented on the story saying, “they cancelled the day of our show for this reason.”
Here is the excerpt from the original article:
“After playing its first show in Bowling Green at the Cla-Zel, Of Mice & Men’s lead singer was arrested and jailed early Saturday morning.
Austin Carlile, 25, of Huntington Beach, Calif., was arrested for felonious assault outside of 149 North at 2:50 a.m. along with the band’s drum technician, Lionel Robinson II, 27, of Escondid, Calif., according to police reports.
Police responded to a fight between two groups of people in the street and one person lying on the ground unconscious, leading to the arrest of Carlile and Robinson, said Sgt. Jason Stanley of the Bowling Green Police Division.
What constitutes as felonious assault instead of disorderly conduct is the amount of physical harm, Stanley said. The victim was transported to Wood County Hospital with fractured nasal bones, he said.
As of Sunday, there was no record of the victim being in the hospital, said Stephanie Rath, switchboard operator for Wood County Hospital.
Carlile and Robinson were lodged in the Wood County Justice Center with no bond and are scheduled for a video arraignment with the municipal court at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, according to Wood County Sheriff officials.
Of Mice & Men headlined at the Cla-Zel on Friday, after which it was going to play with A Day To Remember in Detroit on Saturday.
The band was unable to play the show as well as its Sunday show in Grand Rapids, Mich., according to the band’s Facebook.
The BG News was unable to reach the band’s agent for comment.”