Hearing postponed for College freshman facing charges for Quad burglary

The preliminary hearing will now occur on May 29

· April 8, 2014, 6:51 pm   ·  Updated April 9, 2014, 8:33 am

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A hearing for College freshman Tony Bagtas has been postponed. Bagtas, a member of Penn’s men’s basketball team, is facing charges for one of the eight burglaries that struck the Quad on March 22.

Bagtas was originally scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday morning, but his preliminary hearing has been rescheduled and is now set to occur on May 29.

Bagtas is currently facing four charges — two felonies and two misdemeanors — for an alleged burglary that took place in Riepe College House. As The Daily Pennsylvanian reported on March 27, Bagtas is a Riepe resident but was removed from the Quad following his arrest.

As of press time, Bagtas’ attorney had no comment on the case.

According to the Division of Public Safety, Bagtas was initially arrested for two Quad burglaries. However, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office declined to press charges for one of the alleged incidents.

As of press time, a spokesperson for the District Attorney’s Office was unable to provide information as to why the charge was dropped.

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