Student on LSD assaults Roskie staff, gets tased

At 1:17 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, staff at Roskie Hall notified police after being assaulted by a “disorderly individual” who they had attempted to stop from damaging hall property.

Officers attempted to restrain the sophomore Roskie resident who fought them and resisted arrest. The officers found it necessary to tase the student when he remained combative as police handcuffed him.

This is the third tasing by campus police in five years, according to University Police Chief Robert Putzke.

The individual had allegedly used the illegal drug LSD and was taken to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital for treatment. Instead of arresting and incarcerating the business major from Colorado, he received numerous citations, including Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct, Obstructing a Peace Officer and three for Assault. For extra measure, a dean of students referral was submitted.