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Campus Crime Jan. 31

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Posted: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 7:23 pm

Jan. 19, 2018

12:05 p.m.—A 19-year-old female student complained to UPD after discovering that someone had evidently “egged” her vehicle.

Officer Micheal Yocum responded to the parking lot of Kays Hall to assess the damage. The female student stated that sometime between 9:40 p.m. the previous night and 10:00 a.m. an unknown person must have thrown eggs on her car. The eggs were found on the front hood and back right quarter panel of the 2017 Honda SUV.

The report indicates that the student was parked at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house the night before when the egging took place.

Photos were taken of the eggs, but there are no suspects at this time.

7:20 p.m.—Officer Billy Branch responded to the scene of a massive dumpster fire at the Honors Living-Learning Community (HLLC).

The dumpster in question was located at the STEM residence hall of the HLLC. According to the report, Branch arrived and soon realized that the fire was so large in size that his fire extinguisher “would have been useless.”

Branch did, however, check the area to make sure the fire was not going to damage anything else outside the dumpster. Dispatch was advised, and the Jonesboro Fire Department arrived shortly after to put out the fire.

A post-fire assessment showed that both plastic lids had melted.

Due to the angle and distance of surveillance cameras from the dumpster, video footage did not reveal any possible suspects or what may have caused the fire.


Jan. 20, 2018

12:30 a.m.—Two Arkansas State football players were arrested for disorderly conduct after a fight broke out at the Pavilion.

According to a University Police report, Officer Samantha Mitchusson was “doing security at the Pavilion for a fraternity dance party” when she witnessed a fight take place. Details of the fight, however, are masked and unavailable in the report.

Both 22-year-old Dajon Emory and 21-year-old Brandon Byner were arrested for disorderly conduct and referred to Student Conduct for the incident. A third suspect, 25-year-old Jonathan Horton of West Memphis, was later served a notice of persona non grata at his residence in West Memphis.


Jan. 21, 2018

9:31 a.m.—A 23-year-old male was sagging his pants when Officer Micheal Yocum observed him walking across the parking lot behind Kays and University Hall.

Officer Yocum advised the male, Dionne Hudson, that there is “no sagging on Arkansas State University.” When asked if he was a student, Hudson said no.

Officer Yocum told the suspect that he was going to pat him down to insure there were no weapons on his person, and Hudson then admitted he had a small amount of marijuana on him. Hudson surrendered the contraband and was placed in custody for possession of marijuana at that time.

In addition to the drug charge, Hudson was banned from campus and charged with obstructing governmental operations because he had initially given Officer Yocum an incorrect name and date of birth. A check through dispatch also revealed there were active warrants out for his arrest.


Jan. 26, 2018

12:53 a.m.—Officer Sean Calaway observed a white pickup truck run a red light after clocking it driving 53 mph in a 30 mph zone on Marion Berry Parkway.

The driver, 22-year-old Colton Godsey, admitted to drinking “four beers and two shots” to Officer Calaway after he was pulled over. Godsey added that he believed he would be under .08 BAC if administered a test. Calaway noticed Godsey had bloodshot eyes and was slurring his speech during their interaction.

Calaway arrested Godsey for DWI after Godsey performed poorly in the standardized field sobriety tests. Godsey was also cited for speeding more than 20 over the limit.

After arriving at the Craighead County Detention Center, an official test revealed Godsey’s BAC to be .18, well above Godsey’s personal estimate of his intoxication.

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