According to an Alert Carolina email sent out the next morning, Department of Public Safety officers brought sophomore Charles Talmadge, 20, into custody not long after they arrived at Lewis at approximately 11:18 p.m.
“Department of Public Safety Police officers responded to the report of a male individual who was unclothed and acting erratically... (he) had entered another resident’s room and had reportedly sexually assaulted a female,” officials wrote in the email.
DPS spokesman Randy Young declined to comment on whether or not officers had confirmed a sexual assault had taken place.
Talmadge was charged with breaking and entering, resist/obstruct/delay of arrest, assault on law enforcement officers, vandalism, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Sophomore Ian Gallager, who lives on Talmadge’s floor, said that he encountered his neighbor at about 10:30 p.m.
“He was completely naked and just stumbling around, completely uncoordinated,” Gallager said. “It was really weird. I’ve never seen anyone quite like that before.”
Gallager said that Talmadge was not aggressive at that point in the evening.
“He would kind of respond to us, if we told him, ‘Charlie, stop,’” he said. “He was very peaceful. You could just kind of touch him on the shoulder and he would just collapse.”