UNC police charge student in Honor Court break in

From staff reportsAugust 3, 2011 

— UNC-Chapel Hill police charged a student in a recent break in at the building that houses the university's Honor Court.

Garrett Lee Haywood, 22, of Chapel Hill, was arrested today on charges of breaking-and-entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods. Haywood was brought before the Orange County Magistrate and a secured bond was set at $2,500.

At 8 a.m. Monday, UNC-CH officials discovered that the student judicial system office in Student and Academic Services Building North had been broken into and 31 students' confidential records stolen, according to a news release.

The student judicial system office contains the Honor Court, which was discussed at a UNC-CH board of trustees meeting last week.

The Honor Court disciplined football player Michael McAdoo for receiving impermissible help on a paper from a tutor last year but failed to catch McAdoo's plagiarism. UNC-CH this week declined to comment on any possible connection between McAdoo's case and the break-in.

"There's no evidence right now to support that this case was connected the athletics investigation," Randy Young, a spokesman for the university's public safety department, said Wednesday.

Student affairs officials continued to contact students whose records were stolen.

Anyone with information related to the investigation is urged to call UNC-CH Police Investigator Ross Barbee at 919-962-0564 or Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515.

All callers may remain anonymous.

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