MSU police seek suspects in weekend incident

May 10, 2008

STARKVILLE, Miss.--Mississippi State University police detectives are seeking information about two suspects in a weekend campus abduction, robbery and aggravated assault.

The victim, an international employee, reported he gave a ride to the two suspects mid-day Friday near Aiken Village, a campus family residential complex. He was found later Friday in the Highway 25 South vicinity of Lake Loakafoma Road in Winston County. The victim sustained stab wounds requiring surgery, and he remains hospitalized.

In the investigation ongoing since Friday afternoon, police have worked to gather details, including descriptions of the suspects.

As reported by the victim, the first suspect is described as a black male 20-25 years old, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing approximately 170 pounds with a thin build. He has a medium-to-dark complexion and a pronounced bottom lip and thin upper lip. The victim also stated the suspect has no facial hair but has braided hair extending to the mid-neck area.

According to the victim, the suspect was wearing a chain with a large cross.

The victim described the second suspect as a black male, 20-25 years old, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing approximately 150 pounds. He was described as having short, curly black hair.

According to the victim, the two suspects had been walking along Collegeview Street prior to his encounter with them.

MSU graduated more than 2,000 students last weekend and very few students currently are on campus, said Dean of Students Mike White.

"We are aggressively pursuing this investigation and encourage anyone with information to call MSU police at 662-325-2121."