Police Beat


The University Record, July 23, 1996


By Rebecca A. Doyle

Woman charged
with embezzlement

A woman employed by the University has been charged with embezzlement over $100, a felony offense punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Department of Public Safety (DPS) Capt. James Smiley says the woman was arrested July 16 for submitting records authorizing payment to herself for overtime hours that were not worked over a two-year period. She is free on bond, and a preliminary hearing has been scheduled for tomorrow (July 24).

Man charged on two counts of home invasion
A 31-year-old male not affiliated with the University has been charged with two counts of home invasion. Smiley says he allegedly broke into South Quadrangle residence hall and disturbed three 15-year-olds who were attending a volleyball camp at the U-M. A short time later, Smiley alleges, he broke into the Law Quadrangle and was apprehended by DPS officers. Home invasion is punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Bond was set at $25,000, the subject was remanded to county jail, and a preliminary hearing is set for tomorrow (July 24).

Man pleads guilty to
reduced charge

A 29-year-old male not affiliated with the University pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted criminal sexual conduct 4th degree in 15th District Court on July 17. The incident occurred at the Maternal Child Health Center in April, Smiley says. No sentencing date has yet been set.

Former student charged with breaking and entering
A 30-year-old former U-M student was arraigned July 10 in 15th District Court on charges of breaking and entering. He allegedly altered a key to the Lay Automotive Laboratory on North Campus and entered the building. A preliminary hearing is set for tomorrow (July 24).

Man charged with
home invasion at Med Inn

A male employee of the U-M has been arrested and charged with home invasion after he allegedly entered a guest’s room at the Med Inn Building and took $40. He reportedly told the guest he was there to fix the doorknob, and the guest reported the incident because there was nothing wrong with the knob. He was arraigned July 10, and a preliminary hearing is set for tomorrow (July 24).

Chapman sentenced in
1994 murder of child

James Mark Chapman has been sentenced to a minimum of 12 years and a maximum of 20 years in prison following his conviction of second degree murder in the 1994 beating death of a 2-year-old boy he was babysitting in a North Campus Family Housing unit. He was also sentenced to three to five years imprisonment for first-degree child abuse. Chapman was sentenced June 28 by Circuit Court Judge Karl Fink.


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