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Fifteen young men released from jail after theft arrests

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Fifteen young men between the ages 17 and 20 years old have been released from jail after being arrested for stealing lumber from a construction site.

The group of men were arrested Monday night after witnesses told police they saw the men stealing building material from Lee Case Construction off of Quaker and 1059th Street.

Tuesday evening a judge reviewed the case and ordered the men be released because there wasn't enough information to keep them jailed. The district attorney's office can still file charges, and if they do the men will be arrested again.

The fifteen are said to be pledges for Texas Tech's Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Texas Tech officials say they are aware of the allegations, and are investigating the situation. They would not comment on whether they believed the young men were participating in a hazing ritual.

KCBD is asking questions from the DA's office, Texas Tech, and trying to talk with fraternity members to find updates. We'll have the latest coming up tonight at 5, 6, and 10.

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