MSU student who claimed he was attacked by hockey team charged in court

INGHAM COUNTY, MIch. (WXYZ) - Michigan State University student Brandon Carmack was arraigned Wednesday after claiming he was beat up by members of the MSU hockey team.

Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III says Carmack was lying. Wednesday he was charged with one count of domestic assault and battery, one count of filing a false police report of a felony and one count of stalking.

Dunnings told 7 Action News that Carmack made up the story about MSU hockey players allegedly beating him up.

"I have no idea what prompted him to conduct himself in such a way to result in that allegation, it's beyond me," said Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III.

Carmack is expected to be back in court for a preliminary examination on September 28.

In August, Carmack claimed he was attacked at an off-campus house by 15 people. He said he was trying to speak to his girlfriend who was ignoring him.

Dunnings confirmed an altercation occurred at the alleged home, but that Carmack was not the victim.

"Their investigation and statement of all the witnesses that knew anything.  There really wasn't any doubt," said Dunnings.

Dunnings said he believes that the victim's in the assault and battery complaint against Carmack are MSU hockey players and that the victim of the domestic assault, a female, took out a PPO against Carmack the day after the fight.

Carmack's mother told 7 Action News in a previous interview that she was afraid her son's alleged beating would get covered up because of the affluent nature of the hockey players involved.  The prosecutor said that was "horse feathers."

Carmack, 20, is an advertising major from Saline. He is a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. He was arraigned in district court this afternoon and was released on bond. He and his family did not return any phone calls.

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