3 Arrested After MTSU Students Tied Up, Robbed

Posted at 6:07 PM, Jul 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-18 20:31:45-04

Three people have been taken to jail accused of attacking, tying up, and robbing students at Middle Tennessee State University.

Campus Police said two suspects forced their way into the Womack Apartments around 11:50 p.m. Thursday after showing a female student a gun.

Five male students were inside the apartment. The female victim had to go to the hospital after the attack.

The suspects allegedly bound the students with tape, ordered them to remove some of their clothing, and robbed them of personal items. Officials said they also assaulted some of the students before fleeing from the scene.

The two suspects were found quickly, and a third was also located in the area and taken into custody.

Police said they arrested Quintshay Shannon, Kenterrius Turner, and Jamarces Watson who they believed were responsible. The suspects were not believed to be MTSU students.

All three men were facing several charges. They were booked into jail early Friday morning. 

A handgun was recovered from the scene.

According to officers with the Murfreesboro Police Department, the suspects have been linked to other robberies within the city that same night.

Investigators with the MTSU Police Department were still talking to the victims, and expected to finalize a police report. 

MTSU officials said they did not send out a campus alert because the suspects were taken into custody so quickly. 

The female victim, who identified herself only as Elizabeth, said she planned to move out of her apartment and into an upper-level unit.