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Saturday April 1st

Police Make 2nd Arrest in Postgame Vandalism

Robert Houston Davenport III, 18, turned himself in to police Monday. Davenport, who lives at 609 Morrison Residence Hall, is being charged with one count of felony rioting. He has been released from police custody in lieu of a $15,000 unsecured bond.

Police have been using still photographs from television news films from the scene and pictures taken with a digital camera by an anonymous informant to identify suspects in the rioting that resulted in the destruction of Mandy Guadagnino's 1997 Honda Accord.

"(Davenport) was one that was visible from the pictures," said police spokeswoman Jane Cousins. "We're still investigating."

Davenport, who could not be reached for comment Monday, is the second arrest by Chapel Hill police in four days for allegedly taking part in the flipping of a car on on Feb. 1.

UNC student James Auman Haltom, 20, turned himself in Friday to Chapel Hill police.

Davenport will appear in District Court in Chapel Hill today, Cousins said. Haltom will also be in court, but in Hillsborough.

They also could be brought up on charges by the Honor Court, which could result in suspension for a semester or probation and community service. Student Attorney General Taylor Lea has said it is unlikely they would face expulsion in this situation.

Lea said anything that happens involving UNC students is subject to scrutiny by the Honor Court.

Chapel Hill police are distributing fliers with pictures they believe are of the suspects, which they hope will help lead to further arrests.

Police also are urging anyone with any information about the incident to call Chapel Hill-Carrboro Crime Stoppers at 942-7515.

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