Man gets probation in Missouri university lockdown case

     (AP) – A St. Louis man has been sentenced to two years of

unsupervised probation in connection to a November 2015 lockdown of the Lincoln

University campus.

     The Jefferson City News Tribune reports that 19-year-old Zaccheus Griffin

pleaded guilty to misdemeanor stealing and resisting arrested.

     He was charged with felony second-degree burglary and felony resisting arrest.

Under his probation, Griffin must complete a 16-day shock detention sentence.

     Campus police reported that officers were called to a dormitory where a female

student said she saw Griffin, who also was a student, enter her room and take

$80 from her wallet.

     Authorities say officers went to Griffin’s room to speak with him and found a

.22-caliber semi-automatic handgun and bullets in a gym bag. Authorities say he

ran away, prompting the Jefferson City campus’ lockdown.


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