Jason Garner, a 21-year-old male unaffiliated with the University, was arraigned yesterday in connection with an armed robbery that occurred at 41st and Spruce streets last month.
He was charged with "robbery, violation of the Uniform Firearms Act and other related offenses," according to the University Chief of Police Thomas Rambo.
On Monday morning, Garner "was arrested inside of UPPD headquarters after he turned himself in on an arrest warrant that we had obtained through an investigation," Rambo said.
"He was taken into custody at that time and was placed under arrest."
Garner is believed to be one of three men who robbed a male student at gunpoint on Sept. 17 on the 4100 block of Spruce Street at around 12:18 a.m., according to the UPPD.
The student had been walking westbound on Spruce Street when three men came up to him, pointed a gun at him, "told him to keep walking," and then grabbed him and took his backpack and wallet, Vice President of Public Safety Maureen Rush said after the robbery.
The victim was also punched in the jaw, and though he was not hospitalized, he sustained minor injuries, Rush said.
Rambo said that there may still be suspects at large in connection with this incident and other robberies that have occurred near campus recently.
"We continue to investigate all of the incidents and we are trying to see if there are any correlations between any incidents and any other incidents around the city," he said.
Rambo also said that though there have been fewer robberies in the past few weeks, the UPPD continues to have "significant deployment on the street."
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