Kent: Woman charged in connection with KSU lockdown

KENT -- Kent State University police have charged KSU freshman Breana Francis, 18, of Columbus, with tampering with evidence and obstruction of justice.

Police say that she was the woman who hid Quavaugntay Tyler's gun after he allegedly discharged his gun during a domestic dispute near Bowman Hall last Wednesday.

Tyler, 24, of Cleveland, was arrested late Wednesday for carrying a concealed weapon.

She is scheduled to appear before Portage County Municipal Court Judge Barbara Oswick at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

Tyler, also a freshman, is set for a preliminary hearing at 9:15 a.m. before Oswick. He pleaded not guilty Monday afternoon.

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Tyler was found at Robinson Memorial Hospital getting treated for a hand injury. He shot himself in the hand while going for his gun. No one else was injured.


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