Police arrest suspect for Mt. Mitchell larcenies

Police arrest suspect for Mt. Mitchell  larcenies

Carl Blankenship

Appalachian State University Police arrested senior criminal justice major Emily Hatcher in relation to the recent spree of larcenies from the Mt. Mitchell recreational facility locker rooms.

Hatcher was charged with three counts of misdemeanor larceny.

Hatcher is expected to be charged with further counts of larceny, according to University Police.

Investigations Commander Todd Corley said Hatcher was identified as a suspect by commonalities between her attendance at Mt. Mitchell and when the larcenies occurred.  No video surveillance aided the investigation.

Hatcher is set to appear in the District Court of Boone on April 30.

Story: Carl Blankenship, Intern News Reporter