All information in the Police Beat is taken from Eastern police reports.May 29

  • Police responded to a report of a verbal altercation between a male and a female in Clay Hall. Upon further investigation, the female told police that the male had physically restrained her in his room, would not let her leave and threatened to commit suicide. He then began to cut himself on the stomach and the leg with a pocket knife. The male was taken into custody and transported to Eastern State Hospital, but was released. The female did not press criminal charges.

June 3

  • A male reported that an employee had taken a bike from the Foster building and placed it into the back of a moving Facilities Services van. The employee was brought into questioning and said he took the bike for “surplus” even though he had not been ordered to do so. The total stolen value was $299.
  • An employee reported that his work laptop computer had been stolen from his office. He and his assistant said they believed the laptop was stolen after contractors left the office door unlocked after business hours. Police found no indication of forced entry. The total stolen value was $1,293.16.

June 16

  • An employee reported that a computer projector was stolen from the Combs building. She stated that she left the room unlocked in between classes and discovered the projector was missing when she returned. The total stolen value was $1,500.

June 17

  • Debra Tudor was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia and failure to illuminate the headlamps on her vehicle. Police pulled over Tudor after noticing her vehicle did not have the headlights illuminated. Tudor said she was on campus to retrieve keys from Dupree Hall. Police searched her vehicle and found a 1-milligram pill of Xanax and a blue mirror with residue. Tudor said she used the mirror to crush pills into powder. She was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center.