Terren Craddock-Moore arrested at NLC

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Junior Terren Craddock-Moore, after being involved in a physical altercation Tuesday evening in Allen Dining Hall, was arrested on drug charges approximately an hour after the incident.

Baldwin City Police Chief Greg Neis said the charges included possession of drugs, possession with attempt to distribute, attempt to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school building and acquiring proceeds from the sale of a controlled substance.

Craddock-Moore and freshman Steven Sanders were involved in the altercation in Allen Dining Hall, which stemmed from an argument over an intramural basketball game Monday. Several students were involved, but Dean of Students Cassy Bailey said the intention of the others was to break up the fight.

“It seems clear to me that it was two individuals, and then people who were trying to pull them up and stop them,” Bailey said.

Senior Katie McArdle was eating dinner at the time of the fight and was knocked over in her chair, suffering what she called a “slight concussion.”

Craddock-Moore and Sanders did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.

Bailey said after the incident she, Teresa Clounch, associate dean of students, and a Baker security guard went to Craddock-Moore’s room in the New Living Center because they were concerned about his safety.

They did not know if Craddock-Moore was in the room, so the security guard opened the door and while inside, Bailey said they “had a reason to then call police.”

BU security made the call to police, under Bailey’s authorization, and Craddock-Moore was arrested between 6 and 7 p.m. Tuesday at the New Living Center, and was released from jail on bond. 

Members of the university met with Craddock-Moore Wednesday.

“We have met with him, and we will be following the normal process that’s outlined in the student handbook,” Bailey said. “Charges will be made, and then there will be some sort of hearing.”

Craddock-Moore will be given the option to accept responsibility.

“What happens in our system is a student is charged, and the student gets to decide whether or not they think they’re responsible or not responsible. If the student says, ‘No, gosh, I’m not responsible for this’, then we go to a hearing,” Bailey said. “Things like physical violence or controlled substance policy would definitely lead to a university conduct board.”

Neither Bailey nor Neis had knowledge of a court date being set for the charges.