KSU Police Department makes two arrests in connection with weekend’s robbery

Megan Wilkinson

As investigations continue, authorities have made two arrests in connection with last weekend’s armed robbery at Harbourt Hall parking lot.

Tips called into the Kent State Police Department aided in the arrest, according to a Kent State press release.

Emily Vincent, director of university media relations, wrote in an e-mail that 20-year-old John Blackmon, a University of Akron student, was arrested in Akron Thursday for aggravated robbery.

Twenty-year-old Andrew Scott, a Kent State sophomore technology major, was arrested Tuesday for obstructing justice.

According to Kent State Police, both students are in custody.

Scott’s court hearing is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. Friday, according to Portage County court records. Blackmon’s court hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Feb. 18.

“The police department is still filtering through everything,” said Tom Neumann, associate vice president in University Communications and Marketing.

Neumann said Kent State police need to investigate more before releasing any other information to the public.

The two Kent State students were reportedly robbed at gunpoint Feb. 5 at 11:35 p.m. Neither was injured in the incident.

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