UNC student faces charges in Honor Court break-in

Staff WriterAugust 5, 2011 

— The student charged with stealing confidential records of 31 students from the UNC-Chapel Hill Honor Court appeared Thursday in Orange County District Court.

Garrett Haywood, 22, of Chapel Hill is charged with felony breaking and entering, misdemeanor larceny and misdemeanor possession of stolen goods. He appeared before Chief District Court Judge Joe Buckner.

Haywood waived his right to a court-appointed attorney and is scheduled to return to court Aug.15.

Attorneys Mark Bibbs and Dustin Pittman of Wilson will represent Haywood. They declined to comment.

Haywood was taken into custody Wednesday at a traffic stop in Chapel Hill, UNC-CH police spokesman Randy Young said. He was brought before the Orange County magistrate, who set bail at $2,500 secured. Haywood made bail and did not go to jail.

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 overnight.

The student judicial system office houses the university's Honor Court, which recently disciplined football player Michael McAdoo for receiving impermissible help on a paper last year.

UNC-CH officials say the break-in appears unrelated to the university football scandal.

"We have not found any evidence that leads us to believe that this is connected to the investigation with athletics," Young said.

Young said he could not discuss the case further because the investigation is continuing.

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