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Man charged with attacking student in ECU dorm

Posted August 28, 2008

— A Tennesse man has been arrested for assaulting an East Carolina University student.

ECU police said that Michael Mewborn, 27, of 184 Sugar Plum Lane in Telford, Tenn., assaulted a female student int he lobby areas of Fletcher Residence Hall. Three other students subdued Mewborn and held him until police arrived.

The victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Mewborn was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, assault by strangulation, kidnapping and trespassing. He was being held in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $750,000 bond.


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  • newwake Aug 28, 2008

    Yea assualt by strangulation is a charge...actually a felony. It was geared toward domestic violence but can be used in any situation.

  • findoutthefacts Aug 28, 2008

    In the lobby of Fletcher Hall, there is the "central" information office for the west end dorms. Because of this, the front door to the lobby stays unlocked for anyone coming to those offices. Therefore, the attack occurred in the lobby area.....

  • sports-mom Aug 28, 2008

    Unfortunately the victim let him in the dorm. No matter HOW many times students are told not to do this, they assume nothing will happen to them. Thank goodness there were other students in the area and they didn't just turn the other way.

  • Common Sense Man Aug 28, 2008

    ""assualt by strangulation" is a charge?"

    Nope, they made it up; on the spot too.

  • Jeremiah Aug 28, 2008

    "I would hope that they have a little better security than just to let anyone on campus?"

    campuses don't have fences and guards around them. you can pretty much walk onto any country in the country. and you're allowed to.

  • bluebird1075 Aug 28, 2008

    How did he get in the student lobby on campus at ECU? I would hope that they have a little better security than just to let anyone on campus? I know alot of kids there. I hope they're safe in their dorms.

  • Scare Crow Aug 28, 2008

    This clearly demostrates the sprit of ECU. While most people say "not my problem", these students jumped in and took care of business. GO PIRATES!!!!! and thanks to the DA for a 750k bond.

  • Jeremiah Aug 28, 2008

    "assualt by strangulation" is a charge?

  • afairlane500 Aug 28, 2008

    Great, in my old dorm from many years ago. Glad the gal is okay and the sicko is held captive.

  • TStills Aug 28, 2008

    Thats crazy - he could have ANY woman he wanted and he goes and pulls a stunt like this....