INFORMATIONAL MESSAGE FROM ALERT CAROLINA: UNC Police Arrest Suspect in Lewis Residence Hall Incident
At approximately 11:18 p.m. on Fri., March 24, UNC Department of Public Safety Police officers responded to the report of a male individual who was unclothed and acting erratically on the third floor of Lewis Residence Hall on the UNC Campus. The male suspect, a Lewis Dorm resident, had entered another resident’s room and had reportedly sexually assaulted a female. Police arrived to find the suspect in the hall, where he continued to act erratically and resisted arrest. Officers tased the suspect and brought him into custody.
The suspect, UNC student [name expunged], has been charged with breaking and entering, resist/obstruct/delay of arrest, assault on law enforcement officers, vandalism, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The investigation is ongoing.
Continue to monitor Alert Carolina website (alertcarolina.unc.edu) for any updates in the investigation into this incident. Call 9-1-1 immediately to report any and all suspicious activity on or near campus. For a list of safety tips, see the following link through the Alert Carolina page: https://police.unc.edu/carolinasafe/tips/
About Informational Messages: The University sends an Informational Message to inform the campus community about a situation that is not an emergency, but is expected to be of significant interest to the campus. An Informational Message is one of three tiers of communication under the University’s revised emergency communications plan. Emergency Warning refers to a siren activation for a significant emergency. And a Timely Warning is issued if there is a continuing danger AND notification will not compromise law enforcement efforts.