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OU UPDATE – Arrest made in Monday, October 3, case of domestic violence/aggravated assault

Suspect reported to have assaulted victim near the entrance of Hamlin Hall and subsequently fled campus

Serious assault, Hamlin Hall, weapon

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UPDATE: Posted Friday, October 7, 2022 - 7 p.m.

Police have taken into custody the suspect tied to a domestic violence/aggravated assault incident reported to have taken place on the morning of Monday, October 3, near the entrance of Hamlin Hall.

The Oakland University Police Department would like to thank the Fugitive Apprehension Team of the Oakland County Sheriff's Office for their assistance in making this arrest.

Posted Monday, October 3, 2022 - 1:47 p.m.

'The Oakland University Police Department is investigating a domestic violence/aggravated assault incident reported to have occurred at 10:26 a.m. on Monday, October 3. The survivor was assaulted by the suspect as she walked toward the entrance of Hamlin Hall. The suspect was armed with a handgun at the time of the assault.

The suspect has been identified, but fled campus after the assault. He is described as an 18-year-old male, standing 5 feet, 10 inches tall; weighing approximately 240 pounds with black, medium-length dreadlocks in his hair. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored, zip-up hoodie and grey sweatpants. He had a black T-shirt with possibly gold or yellow writing on it under the hoodie.

The suspect was seen driving a tan-colored SUV – possibly a Ford Edge – and was last seen heading off campus from East Oakland Drive.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the OUPD at (248) 370-3331.

Prevention Tips

  • There is always safety in numbers. When possible, you should walk with someone, especially after dark.

  • The SAFEwalk program provides a visual escort while you are walking on campus. To request a SAFEwalk escort, call OU Police at (248) 370-3331 and a police officer or police service aide will respond to the area while you walk to your location.

  • If you witness a crime, be sure to report it to the Oakland University Police Department.

  • Trust your instincts. If a situation or location feels unsafe or uncomfortable, it probably is not the best place to be.

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