ASU student arrested after residence hall break-in

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BOONE, N.C. —

University police at Appalachian State University have arrested an individual in connection to a breaking/entering and larceny that occurred on campus property early Sunday, March 2.

Alec Christopher Schemmel, a 20-year-old freshman from Mecklenburg County, has been arrested and charged with one felony count of breaking/entering, and one count of misdemeanor larceny related to an incident that occurred at 4:05 a.m. at a residence hall room in
Appalachian Panhellenic Hall located on the Blowing Rock Road.

The breaking/entering charge is considered a felony as it occurred at night. University police recovered property valued at $640 that was taken from the room.

Anonymous tips made to police led to Schemmel’s arrest.

Officers said he pried open an exterior window to get into the room.

A $10,000 secured bond was set by the Watauga County Magistrate’s Office. Schemmel’s first court appearance will be tomorrow, March 4. A court date has been scheduled for April 30.