Five DSU students have been arrested in connection with two burglaries at the University of Delaware.
Five Delaware State University students, three of who are active members of the school’s football team and two who no longer play for the team, have been arrested on in connection with two separate burglaries at the University of Delaware.
The men were identified by University of Delaware Police as Rashawn G. Barrett, 20, of Montclair, N.J., Malik Golson, 19, of Dover, Shubasz Gordon, 23, of Bloomfield, Conn., Cameren Judge, 21, of New Britain, Conn, and Gabriel E. Sherrod, 20, of Dover.
DSU spokesman Carlos Holmes confirmed the five are students at the Dover university. Golson, Barrett and Sherrod all are members of the school’s football squad; Gordon and Judge have exhausted their eligibility to play NCAA intercollegiate sports and no longer are on the Hornets roster, Holmes said.
The men were arrested in connection with the May 18 break-ins at the Christiana West Tower residence hall in which video game systems and laptops were taken from two separate apartments.
UofD Police consulted with DSU law enforcement officers before arresting the men on May 20 and 21.
The men were located through the use of a "Find My Phone" app installed on the computers, said University of Delaware Chief of Police Patrick A. Ogden.
Barrett, Gordon, Judge and Sherrod each were charged with two counts of burglary, three counts of theft and two counts of conspiracy. Golson was charged with three counts of receiving stolen property.
Sherrod and Barrett were released from custody after paying an $8,500 secured bond. Judge and Gordon were released on their own recognizance; bond information on Golson was not available.
All were issued no contact orders with the victims and banned from University of Delaware property.
While saying he could not comment on the criminal charges against the five, Holmes said each is subject to an investigation by the school’s Judicial Affairs office.
“DSU has a code of conduct, and all students are expected to abide by that code,” Holmes said. “When there is a report of a violation of that code, there is a judicial affairs process they go through.”
If the investigation points to a violation of the code, the student faces a series of consequences.
“Those could impact the student’s standing as a DSU student as well as impact their future involvement in DSU-related activities,” he said.