Over the past five days, the Charlotte community has experienced multiple on-campus crimes.

On Saturday, campus police reported an assault in the Greek Village area of campus, involving a student and an unidentified man.

The suspect, described as a black male, in his 30s and approximately 5’8,” gained access to a Greek Village resident hall during the early hours of Saturday morning. The man proceeded to make inappropriate comments and sexually assault the student.

The suspect, who has not been caught, fled after the student screamed. According to the report, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) responded to a call at University Crossing Apartments involving a man that fit the suspect’s description.

A second incident occurred before 2 a.m. Thursday morning, when two UNC Charlotte students were robbed at gunpoint. The robbery, which took place near the loading dock of the Student Union, involved three males who reportedly approached the victims seeking their property. The gunmen were described as black males, wearing dark clothing and traveling in a dark grey Ford Focus.

An update from campus police reported that the suspects were caught around 6 a.m. this morning, with the help of CMPD. The men, Lester Daniel McClendon, 21, and Jwuan Horton, 19, both from Charlotte, were arrested in west Charlotte.

Mugshot of Jwuan Horton courtesy of CMPD
Mugshot of Lester McClendon courtesy of CMPD









Horton and McClendon are being charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy, and are each being held under $60,000 bonds.

Kim Leaston is a News Staff Writer at Niner Times. As a senior Communication Studies major with minors in Journalism and Video Production, Kim is hoping to conquer the world by December 2018 (or at least graduate). When she isn't working, studying or plotting she can be found checking out the city with her fur baby Abby or visiting family in the 919.