JONESBORO, AR - A Southeast Missouri State University student faces felony charges for allegedly using a shotgun to threaten a female student outside a residence hall.
Lemell Harlston, a 21-year-old student from St. Louis, was charged yesterday with flourishing a shotgun in an angry or threatening manner. He is jailed on $7,500 bond.
The incident happened Sunday outside Towers residence hall. An 18-year-old woman said Harlston pulled the gun and threatened to shoot her. Police believe the incident stemmed from long-standing altercations with another woman.
University officials activated an emergency response team of administrators and security personnel Sunday night and stepped up security around student housing.