1 person in custody after domestic violence incident near WTAMU campus

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Courtesy West Texas A&M University

CANYON, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — One person is in custody after a domestic violence incident near the West Texas A&M University campus.

WTAMU University Police responded to a call at McClaslin Apartments, in the 2400 block of 4th Avenue, around 11:30 p.m., Saturday, July 24. According to UPD, the caller said roommates were fighting. When officers arrived, they found two people at the scene, one with visible injuries.

WT police said one person appeared to be highly intoxicated and was combative toward officers. That person was arrested for Assault Family Violence and Resisting Arrest, and transported to the Randall County Jail.

WTAMUPD said neither person associated with the incident are students or employees of WT. The incident was reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). The Clery Act is a federal law mandating U.S. colleges and universities to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. A requirement of this law is timely notification to the campus community of certain crimes in a manner that will aid in the prevention of similar crimes.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) is a federal law that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. A requirement of this law is timely notification to the campus community of certain crimes in a manner that will aid in the prevention of similar crimes.

WTAMU Police remind citizens of the following:

  •  Assaultive abuse may be physical, emotional and/or verbal.
  • Assaultive abuse may include damaging your property, including throwing objects, punching walls, kicking doors, etc.
  • Assaultive abuse may include damaging your property, including throwing objects, punching walls, kicking doors, etc.
  • Believe someone who discloses sexual assault, abusive behavior, or experience with stalking.
  • Watch out for friends and fellow students or employees who look like they could be in trouble or need help. Ask if they are ok.

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