TSU Students Accused Of Kidnapping Fellow Student

Posted at 6:16 AM, Sep 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-20 17:20:23-04

At least two students at Tennessee State University have been arrested for allegedly kidnapping and beating a fellow student. 

According to an affidavit from the Metro Nashville Police Department, the incident happened around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday at Boyd Hall.

The victim, a TSU student, said he was forced at gunpoint to get into Ar'Mon Hickson's gray Mazda by Robert Crisp, both TSU students, as well.

The victim claimed Crisp stayed at Boyd Hall and Hickson drove him to Centennial Park, where he said he was brutally assaulted by he and multiple others from a second vehicle.

After the alleged assault, they left him at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to be treated for injuries to his face.

The victim said his clothes were inside the Mazda's trunk, and his TSU ID and cell phone were stolen.

Around 10 p.m., officers saw Crisp and Hickson walking to a gray Mazda that matched the description from the crime.

Police said Crisp was taken into custody after resisting arrest. When they searched Hickson's car, they found the victim's clothes, ID, and cell phone.

A search on the weapon also found that it was stolen from Alabama. 

Hickson was charged with aggravated kidnapping, theft of property, and carrying a weapon on school property. Crisp was charged with resisting arrest and aggravated kidnapping. 

Representatives of TSU released the following statement:

"Tennessee State University police have arrested two students on multiple charges, including assault. The suspects reportedly forced a man into a car late Monday night and drove him to Centennial Park where he was allegedly assaulted by two other men who remain at large. Police say one of the suspects drove the victim to a local hospital where he was treated for injuries and released. The investigation is ongoing and TSUPD are asking for assistance to apprehend the remaining suspects. Please call TSUPD at 615-963-5171 with information."