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Campus Crime - Week of 11/1/17

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Posted: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 5:40 pm

Campus Crime is compiled from weekly reports from the University Police Departmental logs.

Oct. 26, 2017

9:45 a.m.—Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Red Wolf Boulevard and Aggie Road in reference to a man lying beside the road.

Upon arrival, Officer Andy Thrasher observed the 31-year-old male, Charles Mooney, standing and walking toward his patrol car. His hands were on top of his head, and he appeared to be “sweating profusely.”

At that time Officer Thrasher made contact with the suspect and asked what he was doing. Mooney said he was on his way to the University Police Department, since he was detained. According to his narrative, rasher could tell that Mooney was currently under the influence of narcotics.

Thrasher asked Mooney when was the last time he used methamphetamine, and Mooney responded that he had used it the previous day. Mooney was then placed under arrest and cited for public intoxication. He also was issued a notice of persona non grata for the entire A-State campus.

Oct. 26, 2017

5:58 p.m.—Officer Zachary Wolverton was advised that a person who had previously been banned from A-State’s campus was skateboarding in the parking lot of the ROTC building. 

Kirk Klayton Desmedt, 27, was on Red Wolf Trail heading toward the Track and Field Complex on his skateboard when Officer Wolverton made contact with him. Wolverton asked if he knew he was trespassing, and Desmedt admitted yes, but he thought it was alright if he was just passing through. 

Dispatch confirmed the valid persona non grata order, and Desmedt was issued a citation for criminal trespass. Desmedt then skateboarded his way off
campus to await his day in court. 

Oct. 28, 2017

10:25 a.m.—Officers were advised to be on the lookout for a stolen vehicle out of Harrisburg that possibly was heading toward Paragould.

Officer Micheal Yocum was at the Kum and Go on Johnson Avenue near the Hilltop area when he saw a vehicle with an expired tag pull into the station for gas. He then initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle when it pulled out of the lot.

The report seemed to imply that the stopped vehicle was the one reported as stolen, but the male driver, Aubrey Garner, was not charged with any type of theft. Rather, Garner was arrested and cited for failure to register the vehicle, no proof of insurance, and possession of marijuana.

While talking with Garner, Officer Yocum detected the smell of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. All passengers exited the vehicle, and officers searched and found a small amount of marijuana inside a ball of aluminum foil. 

Garner, who is also an A-State student, had previously said the officers wouldn’t find any contraband in the vehicle. He later admitted the marijuana was his. Garner was arrested and referred to Student Conduct for a drug violation. 

Oct. 28, 2017 

11:16 a.m.- Officer Tracy Fleetwood responded to the Village Apartments to a report of a broken window resulting from a gunshot.

The female resident explained that she noticed broken glass in the floor of her spare bedroom earlier that morning when she went in to get something. That’s when she opened the blinds and saw that the window had been shot. She also found a bullet in the window seal and picked it up.

The bullet appeared to have gone through both panes of glass and the metal window frame. Officer Fleetwood photographed the window and packaged the bullet as evidence.

In an additional narrative, Officer Brian Shelton explained there had been several shooting incidents in Jonesboro near campus over the weekend.

After analyzing the damage, Shelton concluded that the trajectory of the bullet appeared to be a steep downward angle, suggesting that the bullet was “red up into the air and was returning to Earth when it struck the window.” 

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