Arrests Made In Backlog Of ECSU Crimes

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) -- Police have made eight arrests in connection with the backlog of cases found at Elizabeth City State University, a situation that led to the resignation of the school's chancellor and police chief.

Elizabeth City police called in to help the campus police also reported Friday that 37 cases were closed as unsolved with another 14 closed after victims refused to cooperate. One case was closed because the allegations were unfounded.

Local police were called in after it was discovered that 126 reported campus crimes since 2006 hadn't been investigated.

Also, UNC system President Tom Ross announced Friday that former Court of Appeals judge Charles L. Becton will become ECSU's interim chancellor on July 1. Becton replaces Willie Gilchrist, who resigned in the light of the probe into the uninvestigated crimes.