Robbers tie up, assault students at TSU dorm room

Robbers tie up, assault students at TSU dorm room (Image 1)
Robbers tie up, assault students at TSU dorm room (Image 1)

Two men were arrested after kidnapping and assaulting two students in their dorm room on the campus of Tennessee State University Sunday.

According to a police affidavit, 21-year-old Stephen Jones and 20-year-old Andru Pritchett approached a dorm room in Boyd Hall on the TSU campus, displayed a handgun and demanded money, cell phones and car keys.

The suspects tied up the two students with duct tape before assaulting them with the gun.

Following the incident, police caught up with Jones and Pritchett and arrested them.

During a search of the suspects, a K9 unit found over 15 grams of marijuana in Jones' pocket.

Both suspects face numerous charges including multiple counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery.

Jones' bond was set at $155,000 while Pritchett was booked on a $150,000 bond.

Both suspects are expected to appear in court November 8.

No further details were immediately released.

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