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Man accused in Andrew Coffey hazing case turns himself into jail

Posted at 3:26 PM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 15:44:36-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — After violating the terms of his pre-trial release for the third time, one of the men accused of hazing in the death of Florida State student Andrew Coffey is back in jail.

Clayton Muehlstein turned himself back into the Leon County Detention Facility Wednesday afternoon, according to court records.

For the third time, Muehlstein is accused of violating the rules of his pre-trial release agreement. In at least two of the previous violations, Muehlstein was accused of drinking alcohol. He was also returned back into jail custody after getting into a fight at a Tallahassee bar in 2018.

Now, he is being held without bond in jail. He is due back in court on January 19, 2021.

Muehlstein is one of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity members still facing hazing charges in Coffey’s death. Luke Kluttz, Anthony Oppenheimer and Anthony Petagine are facing felony hazing charges.

In November 2017, Coffey, who was a Pi Kappa Phi pledge, died of alcohol poisoning during an off-campus fraternity party.