CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – A student was held at gunpoint during a carjacking on UNC Charlotte’s campus Thursday afternoon, according to emergency management.
On Friday, officials said CMPD officers recovered the vehicle around 8:30 p.m. Thursday night.
The suspect, identified as Mark Jordan Williams II, was arrested and charged with six felonies, including robbery with a dangerous weapon, felony possession of stolen property, and being a felon in possession of a firearm on campus.
The incident happened around 2:00 p.m. in Lot 5, near the intersection of Van Landingham Road and Martin Village Road.
Officers said they ‘immediately’ responded to a student that reported their car had been stolen. The victim explained to officials that they were held at gunpoint.
“I’m sure it must have been terrifying for that to happen,” said Wian Grobbleaar, a first-year student. “I don’t even know really how I would react in a scenario like that.”
Other students told QCN that they don’t feel the area is safe.
“It’s not a super safe place,” student Dallas Armstrong explained. “Not a lot of people feel safe parking their cars here, especially when there are not a lot of cops that stay overnight in parking lots.”
Additional charges are possible, officials said. The stolen vehicle was returned to the student.