Suspect Arrested In Campus Assault

November 7, 1997

A suspect has been arrested in connection with a recent assault on an 18-year-old male student at the University of Colorado at Boulder near the Williams Village residence hall complex.

LaMarcus Jenkins, 20, of Denver turned himself in to Denver police following the issuance of an arrest warrant by the CU Police Department Thursday, Nov. 6.

CU detectives executed a search warrant for Jenkins’ residence at about 6 p.m. The suspect was not at home when officers appeared at the residence, but came to Denver police headquarters at about 10 p.m.

Jenkins, charged with robbery and second-degree assault, was released into the custody of CU detectives and transported to the Boulder County Jail.

According to police reports, the victim was confronted Oct. 23 in a Williams Village parking lot just east of 30th Street and Baseline Road, by at least two males.

The victim was beaten by the assailants until he was unconscious. Several CU-Boulder students in the area came to the aid of the victim and the suspects fled the scene. Taken from the victim were his wallet, a watch and a gold ring.

Police officers are continuing to seek other suspects in the assault. Anyone with related information is asked to contact the CU Police Department at 492-6666.

The CU-Boulder Police Department has increased its presence in the Williams Village area. Police officers are advising people of safety measures they should take, including using emergency call boxes to report any suspicious activity.

If using a regular telephone, CUPD recommends that individuals call 911 immediately.

Lt. Michell Irving said, “The quick use of a call box or 911 can make a major difference in terms of helping victims and identifying suspects.”

Irving applauded the efforts of students and staff at Williams Village. “We appreciate the cooperation of everyone in the residence hall complex who provided information and assistance to police officers and the victim. They also have been very instrumental in addressing concerns of hall residents and other students.”

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