trespasser posts $2,500 bond
Julia Mae Jorgensen
A 20-year-old male student suspected of criminal trespass
of habitation has turned himself in to the Tarrant County
Jail and posted $2,500 bond, TCU police said.
The charges were filed with the Tarrant County District
Attorney on behalf of the victim, Detective Kelly Ham
said. The district attorney had not filed the case with
the court as of Tuesday, a court clerk said.
recent development is in relation to the Jan. 30 incident
in which, according to TCU police reports, a man entered
an unlocked apartment in Walker Hall and allegedly masturbated
while a student slept in her room. Ham said no criminal
charges have been filed in connection with the alleged
The student turned himself into the Tarrant County Jail
Thursday, Ham said.
Coinciding with criminal charges, the office of Campus
Life is conducting an on-campus investigation, said
Mike Russel, associate dean of Campus Life.
range on any disciplinary case is a warning to expulsion,
Russel said. Those are all options for this case.
Russel would not comment on the students punishment
and would not comment on whether the student had been
drinking. TCU police also declined to comment.
This was not a drug-related incident, Russel
Criminal trespass of habitation is a Class A misdemeanor
and punishable by a fine not to exceed $4,000, confinement
in jail for no longer than one year, or both a fine
Russel said the student, who was a resident of Walker,
has left the residence. Russel said the student still
attends TCU and plans to in the future.
The investigation will continue in the coming weeks,
but Russel declined to comment on its nature.