CMU student accused of assaulting roommate in Wheeler Hall identified, arraigned

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Quinn McCrum

A Central Michigan University freshman accused of assaulting one roommate and threatening another with a knife in Wheeler Hall was arraigned Monday in Isabella County Court and charged with domestic violence and assault with a dangerous weapon.

Quinn McCrum, 18, posted bond and was released from custody, according to the Central Michigan University Police Department. He is due back in court today for a probable cause hearing. He is scheduled for a preliminary examination Sept. 28.

The Registar’s Office told Central Michigan Life on Wednesday morning that McCrum started classes at CMU this fall and was still enrolled as a student.

Around 12:30 a.m. Monday, CMU issued an emergency phone call to students and staff about a student who threatened his roommates with a knife on the seventh floor of Wheeler Hall and fled the scene.

McCrum’s roommate told police he was assaulted, according to a CMUPD press release. McCrum also advanced at another roommate with an open pocket knife before leaving the scene. The initial notice said the knife was three-to-four inches with the blade drawn.

Lt. Cameron Wassman of the CMUPD said there was a verbal argument that turned into a physical encounter between three roommates.

“The victims did the right thing,” Wassman said. “They called us immediately and gave us information.”

Wassman said police were able to locate McCrum using a combination of video surveillance and cellphone locations. He said there was at least one phone call after the emergency message went out saying a person matching the description was spotted.

After a police investigation, McCrum was found south of campus near the expressway. CMU issued a final notice via phone at 2:20 a.m. Monday reporting he was in custody.

Nobody involved in the incident sustained injuries that required medical attention, police said.


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