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Police: ECU student kidnapped on campus

Posted April 25, 2011
Updated April 26, 2011

— A female student was kidnapped and forced to withdraw money from various ATMs near East Carolina University in Greenville Monday, university police said.

The student reported that a man got into her car in the on-campus parking lot at East 3rd and Reade streets, displayed a handgun and made her drive to ATMs before she managed to escape, police said.

The man was black, in his 20s, tall and thin. He was wearing a black T-shirt, blue jeans and a rope-like belt, police said.

No suspects have been identified, but police released a composite sketch of the man they're trying to identify.

No other information was released. Anyone with information is asked to call ECU campus police at 919-328-6787.


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  • gingerlynn Apr 27, 2011

    The victim of a Monday abduction told an emergency dispatcher that she ran from her attacker after he told her he was going to shoot her.

    The 22-year-old ECU student said the man had a knife and gun, touched her inappropriately and forced her to perform oral sex at the dead end of Country Club Drive.

    "He got out his gun and he said he was going to shoot me and I just ran," the woman said.

    The 911 recording was released by the Greenville Police Department at the request of media organizations Wednesday morning.

    The Daily Reflector will not post the audio to protect the woman's identity.

    The woman said she was abducted about 1 p.m. from the ECU parking lot near the SupDogs restaurant after getting out of class.

    She said the man walked up to her car, told her to get out of the car, then told her to get back in. He made her drive her to ATMs, but her card would not work, she said.

    The first bank she stopped at was the BB&T on Reade Circle, she said.

    He made her drive to the dead en

  • ru4ecu Apr 27, 2011

    Thank goodness they caught the guy. I hope they throw him under the jail. Too bad I can't be on the jury!

  • mrsmom Apr 26, 2011

    Update - they caught him

  • gingerlynn Apr 26, 2011

    to those who have doubts another absconder committing violent crimes. And kudos to the artist. He looks just like the drawing. From WITN A Greenville teenager with a criminal past has been charged with Monday's armed kidnapping of an ECU student. Warrants say the woman was also the victim of a sexual offense.

    Kaimeek Brown, who is 17-years-old, has been charged with first degree kidnapping, robbery with a dangerous weapon, first degree sexual offense, possession of stolen property and goods, felony probation violation and misdemeanor larceny.

  • ncsd105 Apr 26, 2011

    He was arrested at 11 last night. ANOTHER probation violator.

  • UNC_Girl_6 Apr 26, 2011

    FIRST ON WITN: Arrest Made In ECU Armed Kidnapping
    A Greenville teenager with a criminal past has been charged with Monday's armed kidnapping of an ECU student.
    Posted: 3:30 PM Apr 25, 2011

    classes ended Monday & exams don't start until Thursday so maybe she was packing to go home because she might already be done for the semester

  • h3ardita11b4 Apr 26, 2011

    Looks like I was wrong - it wasn't phoney baloney. OOOOPS!

  • Th3 Postm4n Apr 26, 2011

    Q1. If that's the case, how were the men that robbed and killed Eve Carson able to withdraw $1,400 from her account?

    Answer 1: The limit that you can withdraw varies from institution to inst. For instance, where I work currently it depends on the balance you maintain, or by default it is $500. However at SECU, the balance doesn't matter, your limit can be temporarily adjusted by simply calling in, or you can permanently increase it by talking to a branch manager. There is also the possibility of multiple plastic cards, but in both cases I don't believe it was the financial institutions fault for providing the ATM service.

    Q2. What do smart people do at night when the banks are closed?

    Someone answered this already, but yeah, they do it before the banks close or they wait. Banks have never catered to procrastinators anyways. You can also go into lit grocery stores and get cash back although you do have to purchase something, receiving something vs. foreign ATM fees = better.

  • gingerlynn Apr 26, 2011

    Greenville police say they have interviewed a person of interest in the armed kidnapping of an East Carolina University Student. Now they have called a 3:00 p.m. news conference to discuss the case.

    It happened in a university parking lot on Third Street behind the Willis Building around 1:00 p.m. Monday. Police say the woman was forced to drive around to various ATM locations in Greenville.

    The woman was able to escape shortly after 2:00 p.m. when police say the car came to a dead end on Country Club Drive.

  • Always160 Apr 26, 2011

    Local paper in Greenville. Greenville PD is interviewing a person of interest.