ECU Student Charged with Cyber-stalking

ECU Student Charged with Cyber-stalking

A student at East Carolina University has been charged with cyber-stalking after allegedly posing as a member of a rival fraternity to upload a racist post to social media.

A police investigation was launched after an offensive message, purporting to be from the university's Theta Chi chapter, was uploaded anonymously to Yik Yak in August. 

The post read:  "Theta Chi rush party, PNMs (potential new members) and girls only. No blacks. Girls 5$ @door. Call or text."

The party invitation then listed the name and contact information of a genuine member of the Theta Chi fraternity. 

The rush event mentioned in the post never took place, and the members of Theta Chi fraternity have denied having anything to do with the Yik Yak post. 

Officers at the Greenville Police Department traced the Yik Yak invite to James Daniel Edwards IV, a black 19-year-old political science major at ECU.

Edwards was charged with cyber-stalking and turned himself in to the Pitt County Detention Center on October 1. 

The investigation by Greenville PD found no affiliation between Edwards and the Theta Chi fraternity. 

“It is the Greenville Police Department’s understanding he is a member of another ECU

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