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NCCU football player is second arrested for purse snatching

Posted June 4, 2009

— A North Carolina Central University football player suspected in a May 8 purse snatching has surrendered, the Chapel Hill Police Department said Thursday.

Littbarski S. Blackwood, 19, was being held on $6,000 bond in the Orange County Detention Center.

Blackwood and three others are charged with common-law robbery. Police arrested Dennis Morris Jenkins, 19, on May 26. Two other suspects, Ricky Michael Edwards, 18, and Robert Christopher Williams, 19, are still at large, police said.

Edwards is also a player on the NCCU football team.

According to his profile on the NCCU athletics Web site, Blackwood is majoring in criminal justice.

Police said charges against the men stem from an incident on Fordham Boulevard in which a woman said four men grabbed her purse as she was walking into a Borders bookstore. The men fled in a 1999 Lexus sedan, police said.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Edwards or Williams is asked to call the Chapel Hill Police Department at 919-968-2760 or Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515.


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  • OakRapp Jun 4, 2009

    Interesting you should bring up Crystal Mangum, PaulRevere. Let's remember the outcome of that fiasco and not rush to convict until more details come to light and get public scrutiny. Maybe they'll still end up in jail but let's give 'em a chance to tell their side of the story first.

  • readerman Jun 4, 2009

    Right on Armando!

  • bikinibare Jun 4, 2009

    It still disgusts me to this day to see Mangums name....and you are so right PaulRevere!

  • Armando de Cabana Boy Jun 4, 2009

    Pathetic excuses for "men"....stealing a purse from a woman...and then drive off in a Lexus. What's wrong with this picture? NCCU should expel all of them.

  • beachbum1 Jun 4, 2009

    So this is news?

  • PaulRevere Jun 4, 2009

    "According to his profile on the NCCU athletics Web site, Blackwood is majoring in criminal justice. "

    That's the same degree Crystal Gail Mangum received from NCCU. I suggest NCCU recalibrate that curriculum.

  • cagerat42 Jun 4, 2009

    Sounds like he is studying the wrong end of the Criminal Justice curriculum.

  • panthers254 Jun 4, 2009

    great recruiting job, nccu

  • Just the facts mam Jun 4, 2009

    "Blackwood is majoring in Criminal Justice."

    Then this charge should look good on his resume...

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jun 4, 2009

    "...Blackwood is majoring in Criminal Justice."

    LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!! Sounds like he was working on an Internship.