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Man Banned from Campus for Harassment, Driving While Intoxicated; Student Reports Helped Bring Suspect into Custody

by Mariah Parker, Multimedia Editor

Public Safety Supervisor Jon Davidson requested the assistance of the Buncombe County Sheriffs Department, who dispatched three deputies to the scene Thursday night. Photo by Wyatt Pace

At 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Mar 1, the Public Safety office began to receive reports that two men in a large green truck were harassing students on campus.

The men were reported to have asked students for marijuana and made lewd requests of female-bodied students.

At 7:30 p.m., the vehicle was spotted driving up the hill from stopping at the intersection in front of DeVries gym. Public Safety Supervisor Jon Davidson requested the assistance of the Buncombe County Sheriffs Department, who dispatched three deputies to the scene. Public Safety and the deputies questioned the men and subsequently banned them from campus.

After administering a breathalyzer test, the sheriffs also arrested the driver for driving while intoxicated.

“We’d like to give big kudos to the various amounts of students who called in with reports,” Davidson said. “It really helped with bringing this to a close.”

Students are encouraged to report any suspicious behavior to the Public Safety Immediate Assistance hotline at 828-230-4592.

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