ECU Text Alert Notifies Students Of Assault On Campus

An ECU text alert went out to students over the weekend reporting that two male students had been assaulted on campus and some personal items were stolen.

The alert said the assault happened around 11:50 p.m. Saturday. The two male students said they were assaulted and robbed of personal items by three other males in the mall area, near Joyner Library. The students did not require medical attention.

The victims said the first suspect was wearing a baseball cap, jeans, a white T-shirt, and black jacket. They say the suspect had dreadlocks and was about 5’6” in height.

The second suspect was wearing a green shirt and had an athletic build.

The third suspect was wearing dark clothing.

They were last seen running south toward Joyner Library. They may have left the area in a red sports utility vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.


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  • by David Location: Colorado Springs on Apr 6, 2011 at 02:31 PM
    It's not about getting into shootouts. It's about the strong negative corellation between the carry of firearms by law-abiding citizens and both the per capita frequency and level of violence committed against them. The more we carry, the less crime is committed against us. As for shootouts, I've been carrying for 22 years and have never been in a shootout. Then again, I know for a fact my open carry (OC) has deterred at least three.
  • by OpenCarry on Apr 5, 2011 at 06:30 PM
    To all you folks who agree with me, if you are students, you need to join the campus organization "Students for Concealed Carry on Campus". Just log on to "OrgSync" and look for "SCCC". We welcome new members! And you don't have to have a permit to be a member--we appreciate ALL supporters!
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      by ECU Grad on Apr 6, 2011 at 08:42 AM in reply to OpenCarry
      So having a shoot out with these individuals would have completed rectified the situation correct? Are you living inside of a Butch Cassidy movie?
  • by OpenCarry on Apr 5, 2011 at 05:40 PM
    This story is obviously made-up and a complete fabrication. According to NCGS §14‑269.2, it is a Class 1 Misdemeanor to bring a gun onto a college campus if you're not associated with the school (but it's a Class G Felony if you ARE associated with the school...). Since EVERYONE knows that "gun control" laws actualy work, and are obeyed by everyone--including criminals, there is simply NO WAY this event happened in the way it is being reported...
  • by Anonymous on Apr 5, 2011 at 06:52 AM
    I think the problem is that Greenville has ongoing issues with race relations. Iv been at ECU/Greenville for 8yrs and it STILL has issues with racist students, citizens, and biases against people based on the color of one's skin. I know not all ppl are like this in Greenville, but I feel sorry for the good, rightous citizens of Pitt. Co. that have to be lumped up with the idiots that post on WITN. I am a well-educated non-black minority with a good job, founding organizations at ECU and making a difference, and all ppl do is try to shoot it down because of ignorance. Nothing but bigots that post here. I bet you smile in front of minorities and want to party with us and have fun, but behind the computer you preach your hate. Tough talk, losers.
  • by Matt Ress Location: NC on Apr 4, 2011 at 01:41 PM
    Is is difficult, when this comes up over and over around here. And it is the same thing...a small segment of a certain group is committing the majority of the crimes around here. And, everyone seems to be in denial. The solution: first - let the police actually police - criminals need to fear them again. Secondly the community needs to, instead of rallying when one of their own messes up - rally to keep families intact, don't have multiple kids with multiple dads, men step up and be dads and husbands, and hold kids accountable...and stop blaming outside forces for the communities ills.
  • by Toughen up on Apr 4, 2011 at 12:50 PM
    Young men of ECU need to toughen up. Three vermin like the assailants should fear venturing onto campus, the way i see it.
  • by BOCO on Apr 4, 2011 at 09:26 AM
    On 4/2/2011, at approximately 11:50pm, two male students reported that they were assaulted by three other males and personal items were taken from them in the mall area, near Joyner Library. The students did not require medical attention. The victims described one suspect as a black male, wearing a baseball cap, jeans, a white T-shirt, and black jacket. This suspect was also reported to have dreadlocks and about 5'6" in height. The second suspect was described as a black male wearing a green shirt, dark complexion with an athletic build. The third suspect was described as a male, wearing dark clothing. The suspects were last seen running south toward Joyner Library. The suspects may have left the area in a red sports utility vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact the ECU Police at 328-6787, or information can be provided anonymously at www.ecu.edu/police. Students, staff and faculty are asked to report suspicious persons or activity immediately to law enforcement. Avoid dimly lit areas at night and be aware of your surroundings. The message you tried to print is protected with Information Rights Management. The sender didn't give you the rights necessary to print the message.
  • by Bud Location: Washington on Apr 4, 2011 at 09:10 AM
    Why is the article allowed to say that one criminal has dreadlocks and will tell me the color of their clothes (like that ever helped) but not describe their racial makeup? All you're doing is reinforcing stereotypical assumptions that those of African-American origin are the typical "guilty parties" by not even bothering to admit that they are; everyone just assumes that "yep, must be those West Greenville hoodlums again" and that makes it fact. If they were white people this article would have it in all caps in the title of the article: "WHITE PEOPLE, yes we said WHITE PEOPLE commit crime on campus that's not alcohol related."
  • by A C Location: ENC on Apr 4, 2011 at 08:54 AM
    So, Chet, Matt, Porkchop,& others you think the problem is race. There was no mention of the race of the men who got assaulted either. Come on people, the issue is not being politically correct. It is being fair in your assessment and not blindly lumping people together and generalizing based on the nonsense of a few. So, if race is the problem what is your solution?
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      by @AC on Apr 4, 2011 at 10:16 AM in reply to A C
      Actually what text we (I am a student)did receive indicated that the two of the males were black. WITN did not report that and I am not going to speculate why they did or didn't.
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      by porkchop on Apr 4, 2011 at 02:15 PM in reply to A C
      That's what scares me the most, AC, because I don't know what the solution is. But I will not ignore the problem and will take swift, quick action to defend myself, my loved ones, and what is mine. But before any solution to any problem can be found, the problem must be clearly identifed, studied forthright in an honest an open manner before proceeding, regardless of how painful that solution may be to some. Or how deadly. But isn't the Emperor looking sharp in his new clothes?
  • by Russ Location: Henderson on Apr 4, 2011 at 08:47 AM
    Let's see, we know what they wearing but we don't know what color they were??? Oh never mind silly me. It's obvious what color they were isn't it. It goes without saying these days.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 4, 2011 at 01:49 PM in reply to Russ
      Yep..I'm sure they were white
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