ECU Kidnapping Suspect Court Date Delayed

The case against a teenager accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting an East Carolina University student has been moved to November.

Kaimeek Brown, 17, of Greenville, was arrested in April and charged with first degree kidnapping, first degree sexual assault and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Brown is currently being held at the Pitt County Detention Center. His bond was set at a half million dollars.

The victim is a 22-year-old ECU student from Jacksonville. Brown's case has been continued until November 7th.



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A Greenville teenager, accused of kidnapping, robbing and sexually assaulting an East Carolina University student, went before a district court judge this morning. This as new details emerge on the case with the release of a 911 tape.

Kaimeek Brown's bond was set at a half-million dollars and appointed a public defender during the brief appearance at the Pitt County Detention Center.

The 17-year-old is charged with first degree kidnapping, first degree sex offense and robbery with a dangerous weapon. Police say Brown abducted the 22-year-old student from an ECU parking lot behind the Willis Building Monday afternoon while she was loading up her car.

The victim, according to police, was forced the drive around the various ATM locations in Greenville. She managed to escape when they ended up at the dead end of Country Club Drive about an hour later.

Wednesday morning Greenville police released the 911 call in which a resident of Country Club Drive made. During the call the resident handed the phone to the victim, who talked to 911.

911: "So he walked up to you in the parking lot?"

Victim: "With a gun and he told me to get out of the car, and I got out....and he didn't know, he didn't know what he looked like what he was gonna do. So, he make me get back in the car and he was in the passenger seat. And then he drove me around trying to get money out of my ATM, but it wouldn't work."

911: "Ok, so you guys left that parking lot, and he made you drive around?" Victim: "Yes ma'am."

The victim told 911 that her attacker had a gun and a knife and that the first ATM they stopped at was the BB&T near Reade Circle.

She told authorities that the man sexually assaulted her.

Brown, who was out of prison on probation for a prior conviction of breaking and entering, has his next court date on May 12th.



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Police revealed more details about exactly what led to the arrest of a suspect wanted in the kidnapping of an ECU student on campus Monday.

After hours of interviewing the suspect, police arrested him exactly 24 hours after the incident.

Greenville police say 17-year-old Kaimeek Brown followed several ECU students through a parking lot before kidnapping a 22-year-old from Jacksonville who he forced into a car at gunpoint making her drive around Greenville to various ATMs.

"I know it was several. He did not get any money from any of the ATMs," said Chief William Anderson.

After traveling to all the banks and other locations, Brown and the victim ended up at a dead end on Country Club Drive.

"Once she saw an opportunity to escape she ran to the closest house," said Anderson.

Police say they arrested Brown at 8:15 p.m. Monday at Vance and Cherry Streets for possession of stolen goods after US Marshals received numerous tips. They say the description and composite that the victim gave police was extremely accurate leading them to Brown Roughly 16 hours later police charged Brown with multiple charges.

"First degree kidnapping , first degree sex offense, robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of stolen property, " said Anderson as he listed the charges against Brown.

Chief Anderson says those charges came a day after his arrest because the department wanted to ensure the right person was in custody.

"We've got to make sure we got the right guy. Just because we were able to put our hands on him at 8:15, we still had a lot of investigation work to do," said Anderson.

ECU Police Chief Scott Shelton says now they will work to prevent this from happening again- a crime he says was a first for ECU.

"It was a horrible vicious crime, and we don't want these things to happen on our campus or our city," said Shelton.

With the suspect off the streets and in jail, the victim continues to recover from a terrifying experience.

"It's my understanding she is doing fine. She has been through a very traumatic experience. Naturally she's been fully cooperative, and she's doing the best she can," said Anderson.

Kaimeek Brown has a $651,000 bond as he remained in the Pitt County Detention Center Tuesday.

Police say they have not found the gun that the victim says was used in the kidnapping.

In the state of North Carolina, Brown, at 17 years old will be charged as an adult.



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A Greenville teenager with a criminal past has been charged with Monday's armed kidnapping of an ECU student. Warrants say the woman was also the victim of a sexual offense.

Kaimeek Brown, who is 17-years-old, has been charged with first degree kidnapping, robbery with a dangerous weapon, first degree sexual offense, possession of stolen property and goods, felony probation violation and misdemeanor larceny.

Records show the Greenville man was brought into jail at 11:00 p.m. Monday night and he is now being held on a $651,000 bond.

Greenville police say the victim was a 22-year-old student from Jacksonville.

It happened in a university parking lot on Third Street behind the Willis Building around 1:00 p.m. Monday. Police say the woman was forced to drive around to various ATM locations in Greenville. No money was ever obtained.

The woman was able to escape shortly after 2:00 p.m. when police say the car came to a dead end on Country Club Drive.

Records show Brown was released from prison on Christmas Eve after serving a just over six months for felony breaking and entering. His record shows several other B&E convictions as well.

Brown was released on probation, but was listed as an absconder earlier this month after he stopped reporting to his probation officer.



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Greenville police say they have interviewed a person of interest in the armed kidnapping of an East Carolina University Student. Now they have called a 3:00 p.m. news conference to discuss the case.

It happened in a university parking lot on Third Street behind the Willis Building around 1:00 p.m. Monday. Police say the woman was forced to drive around to various ATM locations in Greenville.

The woman was able to escape shortly after 2:00 p.m. when police say the car came to a dead end on Country Club Drive.

Monday night police released a composite sketch of the gunman.



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Police have released a composite of the suspect they say kidnapped an ECU student on campus at gunpoint Monday afternoon while loading up her car to leave for the semester. It ended when the woman managed to escape on Country Club Drive.

It happened in a university parking lot on Third Street behind the Willis Building around 1:00 p.m. Police say the woman was forced to drive around the city to various places in Greenville.

An alert from ECU says the student was forced to drive to various ATM locations and withdraw money. It describes the gunman as
a black man in his 20s, tall and thin, wearing a black tee-shirt and blue jeans, with a rope-like belt.

It ended shortly after 2:00 p.m. on Country Club Drive. Police say as the car came to a dead end on the street, the victim managed to escape by running to a nearby home. People there called police.

Police say the gunman ran into some nearby woods and they consider him armed and dangerous. Police dogs were brought in with hopes of tracking the suspect, but so far no arrests have been made.

The university's alert went out to students and staff at 3: 40 p.m.


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