CU student surrenders for trespassing charge after seeing surveillance video on Facebook
Video shows student leaving dorm
Last Updated: 441 days ago
BOULDER, Colo. - A University of Colorado student surrendered to police after seeing a Facebook post about the crime he is accused of committing.
CU police said that Jacob Jarman, 18, is being held in connection with a failed burglary in Libby Hall on Sept. 24. He faces charges of criminal trespassing, a felony, and being a minor in possession of alcohol.
The felony charge could lead to up to 3 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.
Police said Jarman contacted them after seeing a surveillance video posted on the department's Facebook wall. Additionally, a photo of the suspect was published in the electronic student newsletter, on the police department’s website and Twitter page.
Police said Jarman entered a Libby Hall resident’s room and attempted to take a computer printer at approximately 1:40 a.m. on Sept. 24. The resident had left the room, with the door ajar, to use the restroom.
When the dorm's resident returned, he noticed a man holding a printer about 5 to 10 feet away from his room.
The resident yelled at Jarman and began chasing him down the hallway, police said. Jarman later put the printer down and ran out through the hall’s south exit.
Jarman told investigators that he had permission from a friend to borrow a printer, but inadvertently walked into the wrong room.
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