Another ECU Student Charged With Reporting Fake Robbery

Another East Carolina University student has been charged with making a false report that he had been robbed.

Johnie Morrison told ECU police last month that he was the victim of a strong-arm robbery by two men outside Aycock Hall early in the morning.

University police say after an extensive investigation that included interviews and a review of surveillance camera around the dorm they found that no robbery had occurred.

Morrison was arrested Wednesday on a misdemeanor charge of filing a false police report. He was released after posting a $500 bond.

“Our primary concern is the safety of the ECU community - students, faculty, staff and visitors,” ECU Police Chief Scott Shelton said. “We take every reported crime seriously, but at the same time, we must be vigilant for false reports that just cause unnecessary concern and worry on the campus.”

Last month Nickolas Frederick was charged after police say he made up being robbed outside the Mendenhall Student Center on February 24th by four men. And last November another student was charged with the same crime after ECU police say she falsely reported being raped in a classroom building.


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  • by OpenCarry on May 3, 2010 at 09:48 PM
    I'm sure that the criminals and thugs of Greenville would like to thank Mr. Morrison and Mr. Frederick for diverting Greenville PD's already over-worked resources from investigating REAL crimes. You two jokers are as bad as the REAL criminals slithering around the backstreets of Greenville. You're an embarrassment to ECU...
  • by Stan Location: G'ville on Apr 29, 2010 at 05:23 PM
    Hopefully he will be ordered to repay the amount of money it cost to complete the investigation.
  • by Reply to Greenville Location: Greenville, NC on Apr 29, 2010 at 01:44 PM
    They lie about this stuff bc they want to try to rake in the benefits. Benefits being possible money and attention. That's just my opinion anyway.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 29, 2010 at 01:36 PM
    Guess they never heard the story of the boy that cried wolf. One day they will need help and because of this, they may not be believed. So sad.
  • by The Pirate Lady Location: Grimesland on Apr 29, 2010 at 01:26 PM
    You are wasting time and resources when you file a false report. I'll bet this student was doing something he had no business doing at that time and that's why he claimed to have been robbed. Own up to your mistakes and stop wasting the police department's time.
  • by Why you say? on Apr 29, 2010 at 01:13 PM
    Because they're ignorant! I guarantee he said the person that robbed him was Black! They're only making it bad for those that really get robbed and making them and their kind look like some idiots!
  • by JBP Location: G'ville on Apr 29, 2010 at 01:10 PM
    To answer why people do this, as Sgt Hartman would say, their mommy and daddy didn't pay enough attention to them when they were younger.
  • by Upset Pirate on Apr 29, 2010 at 01:09 PM
    Great, more bad publicity! Just what ECU does not need. Was this kid also on the football team?
  • by greenville Location: greenville on Apr 29, 2010 at 12:36 PM
    why would people lie about this stuff?!?
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