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Kent State University Police Make Arrests in Weekend Robbery

Posted Feb. 10, 2011

While the investigation continues, the Kent State University Police Department has made two arrests in connection with the armed robbery this past Saturday evening (Feb. 5) in the Harbourt Hall parking lot. Tips called in after the Sunday morning alert along with cooperation from local law enforcement helped to make arrests possible.

The two arrested are:

  • John Blackmon, 20, a University of Akron student charged with aggravated robbery; and
  • Andrew Scott, 20, a Kent State student charged with obstruction of justice.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors is our first priority, and Kent State University is ranked among the safest campuses in Ohio based on FBI Uniform Crime Statistics Report and Consortium for Higher Education Campus Crime Research. Kent State Police Services is an accredited law enforcement agency. It was one of the first nationally accredited law enforcement agencies in Ohio and was the second university police department in the United States to be accredited by Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

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Media Contact:
Emily Vincent,, 330-672-8595