NEW INFO: ECU Text Alert: Student Assaulted Off Campus

The Greenville Police Department has now released more details about a text alert that went out to ECU students telling them there was an assault off campus early Saturday morning.

Police say alcohol was involved and the victim was involved in a fight, but not severely injured.

They say the victim has not been cooperative about describing the suspects.

They also say this incident is not connected to previous assaults that happened last weekend in downtown Greenville.

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According to an ECU text alert a student was assaulted off campus early Saturday morning.

The alert says that around 4:25 a.m. a male student reported to the Greenville Police Department that he was attacked near 5th and Holly Street around 3:30 a.m. by several white males.

No further description or direction of travel was given by the victim.

The victim did receive medical assistance.


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  • by To: Formerly O.L.I. Location: Greenville on Sep 5, 2010 at 08:00 PM
    Perhaps I should not have stated in my previous coment that you need to get it together. It's not the fact that Greenville is to the point where students need to be alerted by text whenever a crime happens. A federal law was passed years ago that requires the campus to notify its community of certain threats that happen to arise, which, in this case, was an assault adjacent to campus. ECU is not the only campus that has a text alert system. I agree with you that the crime rate in Greenville is considerably high. When I went to school here several years ago there was nowhere near the amount incidents that you hear of now, but unfortunately, the thug population has sprouted. And as far as thugs go, there are both black thugs and white thugs. I've seen more than one incident where a white male was jumped by several other white males. And you are right. There will always be a new generation of thugs.
  • by to Sept 5 at 4:21 pm on Sep 5, 2010 at 06:16 PM
    I am black and I have not committed a crime unless you count speeding which more of rule of the road than crime. I know several blacks who have not committed a crime. Go to the crime library like I stated in an earlier post you will see who committs the most crime. DON'T BE TOO SHOCK NOW.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 5, 2010 at 03:55 PM
    Let me say this. James Richardson is charge with murderer where is he? Locked up. Can't hurt anyone. Phillip charge with murderer premediated. Where is he? Sitting at a friend's house drinking booze and getting drunk or doped up. Just who would you be afraid of? Answer me that.
  • by irony on Sep 5, 2010 at 01:27 PM
    WITN moderator.. thanks for not posting my other comment stating statistics. New Hampshire, Vermont, North Dakota and Maine are the 4 safest states and they also happen to have an extremely high white population. Around 97%.
  • by To: Sep 5, 2010 at 03:32 PM on Sep 5, 2010 at 01:21 PM
    It is impossible. The same blacks ARE committing the crimes over and over. They just keep getting releasing them to save tax dollars. You said, "...most of the time blacks are innocent." No I don't think so. In fact, I'd say there are lots of people getting away with crimes due to lack of evidence. Do blacks get blamed more? Yes. But they do the crime more, too. (or so it seems)
  • by to carolinagirl on Sep 5, 2010 at 12:33 PM
    No we did not forget we just don't care.
  • by to anonymous at 12:22 on Sep 5, 2010 at 12:32 PM
    That is impossible unless the same blacks are committing the crimes over and over. Of course the number could be 49% because everyone is quick to point the fingers at a black man and most of the time blacks are innocent.
  • by Instead of on Sep 5, 2010 at 12:29 PM
    you people talking about race. You need to realize Matt Ress that there are several dangerous white males roaming the street right now. They have already assaulted someone. Also Greenville don't forget the white murderer that is walking around. He is bound to kill again, especially someone get in his face.
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Sep 5, 2010 at 10:30 AM
    To 'whoever' posted Sep 4, 2010 at 06:57 PM: We do have some crime around our area; most places are not safe from crime anymore. Thus, my point. BTW, we do look out for one another here, but it's harder when folks are NOT HOME, but out working. Unfortunately, people without morals, education, and scruples did one of the things they do best in the last two decades; have children. Those offspring are the ones causing the problems today. They comprise part of the new generation; the 'thug' generation. Thankfully, the other part of that new generation is responsible, polite, and stays out of trouble, but they will also have a 'new generation of thugs' to deal with themselves. America will have to become a 'military country' to keep order. It's a shame.
  • by carolinagirl on Sep 5, 2010 at 08:55 AM
    Did you people that are so hung up on the "black race card" and that whites have such low bonds realize that just last week-in the black kid nearly killed a "white" kid and his bond was a whopping $5000. Did the magistrate think he was white? Oh, that's a different story because he was black.
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