Breaking Entering & Larceny Update

Arrest made in residence hall break-in

BOONE—University Police at Appalachian State University have arrested an individual in connection to a breaking/entering and larceny that occurred on campus property early Sunday, March 2.

Alec Christopher Schemmel, a 20-year-old freshman from Mecklenburg County, has been arrested and charged with one felony count of breaking/entering, and one count of misdemeanor larceny related to an incident that occurred at 4:05 a.m. at a residence hall room in Appalachian Panhellenic Hall located on the Blowing Rock Road.

 The breaking/entering charge is considered a felony as it occurred at night.  University police recovered property valued at $640 that was taken from the room.

 Anonymous tips made to police led to Schemmel’s arrest.

 A $10,000 secured bond was set by the Watauga County Magistrate’s Office. Schemmel’s first court appearance will be tomorrow, March 4. A court date has been scheduled for April 30.


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