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Student reports being robbed at gunpoint at Garden Apartments

Student reports being robbed at gunpoint at Garden Apartments

Meagan Hurley, Staff Writer

November 29, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Showcase

A Mercer student earlier this month was reportedly robbed at gunpoint at the Garden Apartments. According to crime reports obtained through Mercer Police, a student who was parked at the Garden Apartments on Nov. 12 was allegedly robbed at gunpoint by a black male as they were in the process of walk...

Male student arrested, charged with stalking female student

Male student arrested, charged with stalking female student

Meagan Hurley, Staff Writer

November 12, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Showcase

A male Mercer University student was arrested and suspended last month after a female student reported he was stalking her, according to reports obtained from Mercer Police. The unnamed suspect was taken into custody on Oct. 22, after the victim contacted Mercer Police about receiving Instagram mes...

Seven vehicle break-ins reported on campus in September

Seven vehicle break-ins reported on campus in September

Meagan Hurley, Staff Writer

October 19, 2016


Filed under Crime, News

Seven separate vehicle break-ins were reported on Mercer University’s main campus during the month of September, according to reports obtained from Mercer Police. The incidents took place at various locations and parking areas across campus, including at the Lofts at Mercer Landing, Winship street...

Man arrested after caught eyeing vehicles in Auxiliary Services parking lot

Man arrested after caught eyeing vehicles in Auxiliary Services parking lot

Meagan Hurley, Staff Writer

September 24, 2016


Filed under Campus, Crime, News

The men claimed they were contractors waiting to be let in the gate, the report stated. Warrant checks were made and Collins was found to be wanted.

Man arrested after reportedly harassing female students

Man arrested after reportedly harassing female students

Meagan Hurley, Staff Writer

September 11, 2016


Filed under Campus, Crime, News, Showcase

A Macon man was taken into custody last month for violating his probation after he was reported to Mercer Police for allegedly harassing female students at Tattnall Square Park. John McDonald, 61, was on probation for aggravated assault, according to reports obtained from Mercer Police. He was arre...

Students report case of battery, three vehicle break-ins over summer

Students report case of battery, three vehicle break-ins over summer

Meagan Hurley, Staff Writer

August 28, 2016


Filed under Crime, News

A Mercer student reported being the victim of simple battery this summer when an unknown suspect entered his dorm room and placed a pair of men’s underwear over his face before striking him.

Four sexual assaults have been reported to Mercer Police in the last four months

Four sexual assaults have been reported to Mercer Police in the last four months

Nicholas Wooten, Editor-in-Chief

June 1, 2016


Filed under Breaking, Crime, Showcase

Four sexual assaults were reported during the spring 2016 semester. Records recently released from the university indicate incident reports for sexual assaults were filed on Feb. 1, Feb. 14 and May 11. The Cluster previously reported on an assault that was reported April 9. The two cases in February...

Do not cross: Student reports sexual assault

Do not cross: Student reports sexual assault

Nicholas Wooten, Editor in Chief

May 16, 2016


Filed under Crime, News

A Mercer student reported that she was sexually assaulted April 9 at one of the Mercer loft buildings. According to the Mercer police report filed April 11, they were dispatched to the Medical Center emergency room on April 11 regarding the assault. The victim said she reported the incident to Merc...

Alpha Tau Omega suspended, university investigating ‘serious violations’

Alpha Tau Omega suspended, university investigating ‘serious violations’

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

April 18, 2016


Filed under Campus, Crime, News, Showcase

The Greek letters above the front entrance of the Alpha Tau Omega house are gone. Early Saturday afternoon, a reporter from The Cluster saw that several, if not all, of the brothers of the fraternity were standing outside of the house on Greek Row. Shortly after, no people were in sight. The front...

Mercer student robbed at gunpoint in 1503 Garden Apartments

Mercer student robbed at gunpoint in 1503 Garden Apartments

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

April 10, 2016


Filed under Breaking, Crime, News, Showcase

A Mercer University student was robbed at gunpoint inside of his room at the 1503 Garden Apartments Saturday night. Two men entered the on-campus apartment around 11:30 p.m. and the pair made off with several items. Only one resident was home at the time of the incident.  “It is still under invest...

Fresh Off The Docket

Fresh Off The Docket

Megan Rosinko, Staff Writer

March 17, 2016


Filed under Campus, Crime, News, Student Government

Senator Olivia Buckner highlights new blue lights, cameras around campus, and the broken Dowell door.

‘Buy them or else’: Investigator testifies Jibri Bryan was killed in drug deal

‘Buy them or else’: Investigator testifies Jibri Bryan was killed in drug deal

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

March 2, 2016


Filed under City, Crime, News, Showcase

When Jibri Bryan backed his white Monte Carlo into the Flash Foods parking lot on the corner of College and Forsyth streets, he was there to buy drugs, said a Bibb County investigator. Joe Kovac Jr. and Amy Leigh Womack of the (Macon) Telegraph reported that during a court hearing Wednesday the i...

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