Virginia Wesleyan student arrested on campus

By Kellie Lagoy

A Virginia Wesleyan College student, 20, was escorted from his Village III townhouse by Virginia Beach police officers in the late afternoon of Oct. 22.

The student was originally sought out by residence life staff for alleged public intoxication, but the situation soon escalated in his campus townhouse. VIce President of Student Affairs Keith Moore, VWC campus security officers and residence life staff were seen walking in and out of the house. Passers-by could hear the student screaming from inside the house.

Virginia Beach Police were called to campus, and shortly after arrival had put the student in handcuffs and proceeded to escort him to the police car. It could be seen by sophomore Paige Trageser that the student had probes from a stun gun in his back as he was being escorted off of campus property. A gloved officer was attempting to remove the probes from his back.

According to the Virginia Beach General District Court, the student is being charged with disorderly conduct. The student had a bond hearing on Oct. 23 at 2 p.m.; the details of this hearing are unknown. The student is scheduled to appear in court for a hearing on Nov. 17 at 8:30 a.m.