Lawsuit filed after AU student beating

Taylor Jones
Taylor Jones

AUBURN, AL (WSFA) - It's been two weeks since a fight at an Auburn University fraternity house left one freshman with severe injuries. Now the fight has moved to the courtroom.

Taylor G. Jones was critically injured and rushed to a Georgia hospital after someone beat him at the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity house on January 11.

Now, the Montgomery-based law firm of Beasley Allen has stepped into the fray filing a complaint on Jones' behalf against Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, the Auburn chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon, the Alabama Alpha chapter and a fraternity member named Zachary James Quillen.

The law firm alleges Jones was injured at the fraternity house by Quillen and that the fraternity "failed to provide proper and adequate security to ensure safety at the party at the fraternity house."

WSFA 12 News partner WTVM is reporting that the Lee County District Attorney and the Auburn Police Department have issued a warrant for Quillen's arrest. Read more from their report here.

Jones was released from the hospital over the weekend and is now undergoing physical therapy.

WSFA 12 News will continue to follow this story.