UPDATED: ECU Basketball Player Victim Of Attack

By: Christine Kennedy / Bill DiNicola
By: Christine Kennedy / Bill DiNicola

Two suspects have now been arrested for the weekend robbery and assault of an ECU basketball player and a basketball recruit.

Greenville police say Kevin Monroe turned himself in on Monday, while Michael Clemons was arrested Tuesday after a Crime Stoppers tip.

Both are charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault inflicting serious injury.

Police say early Sunday morning Brock Young, a starting point guard with ECU, was robbed and pistol whipped in the parking lot at Copper Beach Way. ECU recruit Ledrick Eackles was also a victim in the robbery.

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The starting point guard of the East Carolina University basketball team is one of two men pistol whipped and robbed.

Now Greenville police say they have warrants for the two young men they say committed the crime. Officers say 20 year old Brock Vincent Young who plays for ECU and 19 year old Ledrick Eackles, a basketball recruit were the ones assaulted and robbed.

Police say it happened early Sunday morning in the parking lot of Copper Beach Way. They say two men went up to Young and Eackles with guns the two ran, but stopped shortly after in fear they'd be shot. Then Young was pistol whipped in the back of his head, robbed of his watch, cell phone, shoes and pants.

Officers say 22 year old Kevin Monroe and 17 year old Michael Clemons are the suspects. They were last seen in a silver Chevy Malibu.

According to the Website Scout.com Eackles is being recruited by ECU and was making an official visit with the university when the robbery took place.

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