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.


Monday's Story
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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  • by i love michael on Dec 18, 2011 at 04:03 AM
    I would just like to say that people should not be so judgmental and that these men were young when this happened and there are always two sides to every story but clearly only one was given here!! Michael is really a good guy with a very kind and loving heart but on here he is depicted as a cruel and heartless monster and that is not the case!!
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      by rwny1@yahoo.com on Jan 29, 2012 at 11:37 AM in reply to i love michael
      i totally agree with this...hey nick...try to remember most of the times there are two sides to every story.
  • by rwny1@yahoo.com Location: new york on Oct 10, 2011 at 08:00 PM
    oh yeah and stanley
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      by ncik on Jan 6, 2012 at 11:37 AM in reply to rwny1@yahoo.com
      yea lol
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        by rwny1@yahoo.com on Jan 29, 2012 at 11:35 AM in reply to ncik
        cool nick :) hit me up sometime if u can at my email...i just spoke with mikey, he said happy belated bday and happy new year :)
  • by michael's friend Location: new york on Oct 10, 2011 at 06:46 PM
    hey nick, wow your michael's little bro. 8 years is a long time. michael's a great guy. remember porkchop :)
  • by nick Location: chocowintity on Mar 31, 2011 at 05:18 PM
    man micheal was my half brother and my dad couldnt get custody of him so my insane mother got him and led him on a horrible path i only wish dad could have got him id still have a great brother this sucks i havent seen him in 8 years im 13 now and it hurts to see him like this
  • by hey Location: hey on Nov 30, 2008 at 08:11 PM
    i think one of them have learned there lesson one of them was my cousin and he had a very bad childhood but there was no reason he had to do what e did i was very shocked to hear this but all Kevin had to do was ask his family n i am behind him on that but i do not approve on his act by robbing some harmless people i am sorry for his actions and he got his punishment for his crime we didn't bail him out for a week so he could think about what he did and i hope he did every thing out of his way for these two harmless gentlemen
  • by Obama 08 4 Prez! on Oct 22, 2008 at 07:26 PM
    This world is terrible. My husband is serving THIS country in Afghanistan but before he left he made sure I could protect myself and the children. I have a 150 rottweiler name Bully who I'm afraid of. He also made sure I got my concealed weapon permit....and a special ordered pink piston. It's pretty and I can put a pretty big hole in someone to. I am no different from any other female in the animal kingdom. If my kid's are in danger then so are you!
  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Greenville on Oct 22, 2008 at 03:55 PM
    What needs to be said is that anyone out in the late hours needs to be extra careful and on the look out for these that are up to no good. Now I will draw the line and anyone in high school has no business being out at that time but college students they don’t sleep normal hours so its nothing to be coming home or going to someones house at that time of the night. When I was that age it was nothing to get off work at 12 or 1am (fast food) and then go to someone’s place or have people over to my apartment and we played video games watched movies for 1-3 hrs then everyone would go home at 3 or 4 am. Not everyone who is up and out in the early morning hours is up to no good. Some of us are simply on a different schedule then others are.
  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Greenville on Oct 22, 2008 at 03:53 PM
    To all that say nothing positive happens after 12.. what about those of us who work at night ? I get off at 1am on average and on my way home many times I stop by local stores like walmart or kroger or even convenience stores to put gas in my vehicle or grab a snack on the way home. I many times run into others that I know and we will hold conversations in the parking lot. We are good people and its convenient to shop on the way home or simply because we can shop without the crowding that takes place during the daytime. It should not matter what time of the day or night if someone needs to go out or if they are out they should be able to do so without fear of getting robbed or otherwise.
  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Greenville on Oct 22, 2008 at 03:43 PM
    Just so everyone is aware open carry is legal in NC.So if you are not licensed to concealed carry you should open carry otherwise you will get into trouble if you are found to be carrying a concealed gun with out a license. If there is no sign prohibiting guns on the business door then all they can do is ask you to leave. If you plan to carry a concealed handgun, please go thru the proper channels. This means taking the mandatory state approved class and getting licensed thru your local sheriffs dept. Also target practice a couple of times a year or I would recommend shooting in IDPA or defensive handgun matchs to get used to shooting under stress at targets. There is actually a match this weekend(oct 25) at the Pitt County Wildlife Club if anyone is interested. Google "Pitt County Wildlife Club" and look at the calendar of events if interested. You will learn more about your shooting habits in an IDPA or defensive match then any trip to the range will teach you in my opinion.
  • by sickandtired on Oct 22, 2008 at 11:59 AM
    It's going to happen. Somebody will have their fill and the next time this happens the would be robbers will be shot and killed. Then the entire community will cry and wine about what a tragedy it will be.
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