UPDATE: Suspect in MUW Sexual Assault Arrested
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCB) – A Columbus man is facing charges in connection with a sexual assault case on the Mississippi University for Women campus.
26 year old Jamarrell Brandon was arrested Monday (9/24) and charged with one count of sexual battery.
A female student reported the incident to police on September 4th.
Brandon is not a student at the “W”, but reportedly knew the victim.
Brandon is out on bond.
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – At approximately noon Tuesday, Sept. 4, the MUW Police Department was informed by a currently enrolled student that on Aug. 16 she was the victim of a sexual assault by a male acquaintance. The alleged assault occurred in an on-campus residence hall, although the acquaintance is not a student.
The investigation is active and ongoing.
Students are reminded to ensure personal safety by being conscious of their surroundings, never walking alone at night if possible, trusting their instincts, and reporting suspicious activity to MUW Police.
To report an incident to the campus police department, call 662-241-7777. To report an emergency, call 911.