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Student facing criminal charges banned from N.C. State campus

Posted July 31, 2008 6:15 p.m. EDT

— North Carolina State sophomore Whitney Blakeney, 19, must live at home if she makes $25,000 bond, a judge ruled Thursday.

Blakeney was arrested Wednesday in relation to the shooting near the Wolf Village apartments.

She is charged with accessory after the fact.

Blakeney was also charged with maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of selling marijuana, a charge that carries an automatic expulsion from university housing. She has been banned from university property.

Blakeney is the fourth person charged in a crime that police believe is gang-related.

Another N.C. State sophomore, Ryan Barnes, 20, and two men, Leroy Barnes Jr., 19, and Terrell Grimes, 16, were charged Tuesday with attempted murder and assault. All were in jail under $1 million bonds.

Police said a man was shot in the stomach and a woman shot in the foot while sitting under a campus gazebo early Monday. The believe the man was the target.