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All information is taken from Eastern police reports.August 9

  • Police responded to a report of terroristic threatening in the Combs building. A female employee informed police that her husband, also an employee, had threatened to “bust her in the head with a 22 bullet.” The female filed an Emergency Protective Order against her husband.

August 22

  • Evan Preston was arrested after police responded to a report from Barnes and Noble bookstore over a suspicion of shoplifting. Police obtained consent to search Preston’s backpack and discovered six textbooks. Preston was placed under arrest and lodged in the Madison County Detention Center.

August 23

  • Police responded to a report of items stolen from the university. A female employee informed the police that a former employee had purchased items with a procurement card that were not authorized by the university. The total stolen value was $5,500.

August 25

  • A male student reported a theft from his residence in Palmer Hall. The male said his Halo: Combat Evolved game had been stolen while he was at the Fitness and Wellness center. The total stolen value was $20.

August 26

  • A female student reported that she had left a flute in the Barnes and Noble bookstore and when she returned to retrieve her property, it was missing. The bookstore said no one had turned in the flute. Upon reviewing the video footage of the surveillance cameras, police observed a female pick up the flute and continue shopping. The female then checked out at 10 a.m. using financial aid which gave the police the name of the student.

August 27

  • A female student reported damage to her vehicle. The female advised that someone had shattered the back window of her vehicle. The value of the damaged rear window was estimated at $250.
  • Steven Pemberton was arrested after police responded to a complaint of individuals in a verbal argument. Upon arrival, police could find no one arguing but observed Pemberton was unsteady on his feet. Pemberton failed a field sobriety test. Police felt that Pemberton was a danger to himself, and he was arrested and lodged in the Madison County Detention Center for his own safety.