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Cade Duckworth

Cade Rain Duckworth, 23, of Lafayette was one of nine members of LSU's Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity arrested Thursday after details emerged about alleged hazing that took place at the fraternity.

The DKE national organization — one of the oldest fraternities in the nation — announced the sudden closure of its LSU chapter last month.

The arrest report for Duckworth, includes several of the most egregious alleged instances and police wrote he "seemed to be controlling the situation" during some rituals.

Witnesses described being forced to lie on broken glass, face down while they both sprayed with a hose, had milk crates thrown at them, and were urinated on.

Duckworth was booked on three counts of misdemeanor criminal hazing (misdemeanor) and one count each of attempted second degree battery, second degree battery and false imprisonment — all felonies.

This was not Duckworth's first brush with the law. In 2017, he was arrested following a home invasion and burglary near LSU. During a search of the home where the reported robbery took place, police found marijuana and MDMA, also known as ecstasy. Duckworth was booked on one count of possession with intent to distribute Schedule I marijuana.

In 2014, as a freshman, Duckworth was a defensmen on the LSU football team, playing in three games that season.

Several high school sports websites suggest he also played football as a student at Lafayette High School.

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