Contact: Sid Salter
STARKVILLE, Miss.—A Mississippi State University student is in custody facing multiple charges of armed robbery in a Monday [Feb. 8] incident at the Deavenport Hall residence hall parking lot at approximately 10:14 p.m. No injuries were reported.
MSU Dean of Students Thomas Bourgeois said MSU Police Dispatch received a 911 call at 10:14 p.m. and an MSUPD officer was on the scene at 10:16 p.m. The suspect was apprehended without incident and in MSUPD custody at 10:17 p.m.
The identity of the student is being withheld by MSU officials pending additional investigation. On Tuesday morning, the suspect remained in custody at the Oktibbeha County Jail.
MSU Chief Communications Officer Sid Salter said: “The university is grateful to the MSUPD and the MSU Housing and Residence Life staff for a quick response to this situation. The safety of our students, faculty and staff is always MSU’s primary concern and on Monday night, the university’s overall response was swift and appropriate.”
Salter said that the Division of Student Affairs, MSUPD, and the university’s Crisis Action Team would review both the incident and the university’s response.
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