Student allegedly physically assaulted by her ex-boyfriend


The Appalachian Online

The Appalachian

An Appalachian State University student was allegedly physically assaulted behind her residence hall at approximately 11:30 p.m Monday, according to a crime alert email from University Police.

According to the email, the alleged assailant was the victim’s ex-boyfriend, Shawn George Hamilton, 22. He is not a student at Appalachian. He is African-American, and described as being 5-feet-10-inches tall, roughly 180 pounds, and wearing dark sweatpants and a dark hoodie. He is reported to drive a black BMW sedan.

Police are still investigating the incident, according to the email. If you have any information regarding the crime, please notify the Appalachian campus police at (828) 262-2150.

Story: Thomas Culkin, Intern News Reporter