5 charged in connection with teen's fatal fall from Bemidji dorm room

They're accused of furnishing alcohol to minors.
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Five men have been charged in connection with an alcohol-fueled fall that killed a visiting 19 year old.

Isaac Morris, a Dassel-Cokato schools graduate, was attending a dorm room party at Bemidji State University's Tamarack Hall when he fell from a 7th story window on Sept. 30.

Morris died from his injuries, and now the Beltrami County Attorney's Office has filed charges against five men allegedly responsible for providing alcohol to minors at the party.

Charged on Friday were Bryce Peter Mattson, Jack William Mathison, Aaron Elliot Trebelhorn, Zachary Charles Morse and Jordan Trowbridge Swan.

According to a criminal complaint, the five were involved in procuring two kegs of beer for the party, which was attended by between 40-50 people on the 7th floor, of which around 20 were thought to be underage.

There were some people checking IDs at the party, but most were able to get cups for alcohol provided they paid $5.

One of Morris' friends told police they'd been at the party and were drinking after paying Mattson $5. 

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The Bemidji Pioneer reports that later that a campus safety officer later confronted Morris and a BSU student about underage drinking outside the BSU student's 7th floor dorm room.

Morris then locked the student outside of the room and was found a short time later on the ground below, with the safety officer entering to find it empty.

Furnishing alcohol to a minor is a gross misdemeanor that carries a one-year maximum jail sentence.

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