Arrest warrants likely to be issued today in Meredith statue case

Posted on Feb 21 2014 - 10:18am by Lacey Russell


University Police Department Chief Calvin Sellers told The DM Friday morning that the university will seek to get a judge to sign off on arrest warrants for three Ole Miss freshmen believed to have been involved in Sunday morning’s James Meredith statue vandalism.

“We are interviewing a few more students today to prove to the judge that this crime threatened some students on campus,” Sellers said. “We hope to convince the judge that we have a criminal charge.”

A university press release says that the three students, all 19-year-olds from Georgia, declined to come in for questioning and sought legal counsel. Two of the three students were being sought by UPD, but all three names had been prominent to the investigation, according the the release. FERPA regulations do not allow the release of the names until charges are filed.

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