Second arrest made in EKU armed robbery

RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) - EKU Police have made a second arrest in the Sunday, March 30 Clay Hall armed robbery case.

David Emmanuel, 20, an EKU undeclared major from Dade City, Florida, has been charged with Burglary 1st Degree and Robbery 1st Degree.

Emmanuel is listed on the 2014 EKU Football team roster as a running back but an EKU spokesperson says he has been suspended from the team pending the outcome of this investigation.

Zain Gilmore, 19, a Finance major from Tampa, Florida is already charged with Burglary 1st Degree and Robbery 1st Degree in the case.
Emmanuel and Gilmore are both in the Madison County Detention Center.

University police say two men, armed with handguns, robbed three students in a Clay Hall dorm room about 11 p.m. Sunday.

EKU officials say Emmanuel lived in Clay Hall.

Students who live at Clay Hall said they didn't feel like they were in any danger after the robbery. They said they feel it was targeted and not random.

"I wasn't on campus when I got the alert. My first instinct was to text my friends and make sure they were okay," said sophomore Jessica James.

In addition to criminal charges, EKU officials say the two could face academic action.

"One thing we'll be looking at is whether or not they'll be able to continue as students here at the University," said EKU spokesman Marc Whitt.

Students say they continue to feel safe on campus.

"I've never felt unsafe walking the campus by myself and really I felt like it was a targeted offense and not something that was random," James said.

This incident remains under investigation by EKU Police. Both Emmanuel and Gilmore declined interview requests.


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