3 ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF STEALING ITEMS FROM ALABAMA DORM
<p>Many University of Alabama students are rattled after recent burglaries at the women-only freshman dorm Julia Tutwiler Hall.</p><div></div><p>Three men, identified as Nicholas Owens, Nolan Renfroe and Jordae Giango, have all been charged with four counts of second-degree burglary.</p>
<p>Multiple University of Alabama students who live Julia Tutwiler Hall contacted UA Police late Saturday night to report they witnessed the suspects go into several dorm rooms and leave with items including keys, laptops and other electronic devices.</p><div></div><p>The witnesses told police the suspects knew they were not welcome inside the rooms they entered.</p><div></div><p>According to court records, surveillance video showed Owens, who is a UA student, concealing what appeared to be a laptop in his pants.</p><div></div><p>Students who live in Tutwiler said the incident has impacted them significantly.</p><div></div><p>“It makes me feel very unsafe,” UA freshman Hannah Grenot said. “I am super scared. Really scared they can just come in whenever they want,”</p>
Fellow Tutwiler resident Chandler Combs agreed.
<p>“It makes me nervous to sleep at night,” she said. “I am unsure what can happen or if someone is walking around the halls and coming into my room.</p><div></div><p>The University of Alabama released the following statement.</p><p><div></div><p><p>“Students in Tutwiler residence hall were notified of several thefts that occurred Saturday night on one floor. Those involved, who were promptly apprehended by UAPD, were guests of a Tutwiler resident, and had initially followed guest protocol. Housing and Residential Communities sent an email to impacted students with information and safety tips. We appreciate the work of the police and everyone involved in ensuring the students’ safety and identifying the suspects.”</p><div></div><p>Nicholas Owens remains in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on $126,000 in bonds.</p></p><p>Giango and Renfroe have been released on their bonds.</p></p>