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ECU student gets detained for carrying out rape crime

May 07, 2020 - Legal Monitor Worldwide

An East Central University student is being held in the Pontotoc County Justice Center in lieu of a $100,000 bond on a charge of first degree rape by force or fear.

Pontotoc County Sheriffs Office records indicate ECU Campus Police arrested Gabriel Elyjah Segress, 20, of Weatherford, and booked him into the county jail around 4:03 a.m.

ECU Campus Police said they were notified by Central Dispatch around 12:42 a.m. that an ECU student called to report a sexual assault on campus.

Campus police report the victim told them they were in a dorm room in Pesagi Residence Hall around 10 p.m. watching movies with Segress and others when they began drinking alcoholic beverages Segress provided...