Student arrested on assault charges appears in court, pleads not guilty


Abbey Cutrer

The parents of Sophia Rosing leave the courtroom on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, at the Robert F. Stephens District Courthouse in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Kendall Staton, Asst. News Editor

UK student Sophia Rosing appeared in court for her arraignment hearing via video conference from the Fayette County Detention Center on Monday, Nov. 7. She entered a not guilty plea to the charges of alcohol intoxication in a public place – 1st and 2nd offenses; assault 3rd degree – police officer or prob officer; assault 4th degree (no visible injury) and disorderly conduct, 2nd degree.

Video footage shows Rosing physically resisting aid from and using racial slurs toward UK Boyd Hall desk clerk Kylah Spring around 1 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6. Rosing is shown physically assaulting Spring and calling her “b— n—,” while Spring attempts to deescalate the situation.

Rosing’s bond remains set at the original amount of $10,000. Conditions of her release on bond include no contact with victims, no contact with Boyd Hall and no use of alcohol. According to Rosing’s parents, who were present at the arraignment, Rosing is not a Boyd Hall resident.

Rosing will appear in court again on Nov. 15 for her preliminary hearing.