Campus Crime for March 7
Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013
Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2013 17:03
Officer Andrew Thrasher assisted Jonesboro Police in a traffic stop. According to the police report, a strong odor of marijuana was coming from the passenger compartment of the vehicle. All four subjects were asked to exit the vehicle while a K-9 officer conducted a sniff search of the vehicle. No marijuana was located in the vehicle, according to the report. However, while searching the subjects, a small bag of marijuana was located between the silicone cover and the hard plastic case of the Otterbox to Brittney Gill’s iPhone. Jzade Forte admitted to smoking marijuana earlier that evening, and the officers proceeded to perform a set of standardized field sobriety tests. Forte was deemed no longer under the influence. The four subjects were given a university referral for drug violation, according to the report.
Officer Daniel Bradway went to Collegiate Park to investigate a tip that someone who had been banned from campus was staying in the apartments, according to the police report. Taylor Young answered the door when Bradway knocked. Bradway asked her if Kendall Shelton was inside. Young hesitated, but stated he was, according to the report. Once inside, Officer Bradway took Shelton into custody for criminal trespassing. Young’s apartment was also searched, with permission. A marijuana bong, a small marijuana cigarette, and a hookah tobacco pipe were located in Young’s room. According to the report, Young was given referrals for failure to comply because she was present when Shelton was served and still allowed him to stay. Shelton is being held in lieu of a suriety bond, according to the report.
Officer Chris Kirksey was patrolling Arkansas Hall at approximately 2 a.m. when he could hear excessively loud music coming from a room nearby, according to the report. After knocking on the door twice, Christopher Fletcher opened the door. Kirksey asked if there was any alcohol in the room. Fletcher advised there was and Kirksey entered the room where two other students were also present. According to the report, all three students admitted to drinking alcohol and Fletcher showed the officer the liquor he had in his room. According to the report, an on duty R.A. poured out all of the liquor and the three students were given referrals.