Apparently some people take their role-playing games a little too far.
On April 21, 2013 at 10: 25 p.m. Campus Police received a call from Ornelas Dorms about a man who was carrying a sword outside the dorms.
The caller said that they saw a young black male wearing a yellow hoodie waving a sword outside the dorms.
Campus police responded immediately to the scene.
“Any incident like this, we take immediate action,” said Randy Melton, chief of Campus Police.
When the suspect saw the campus police car he ran in a different direction. Campus Police then called for assistance from the Tyler Police Department.
Upon arrival, police found the suspect near the Pirtle Technology building. Officers then caught the suspect in the parking lot.
The suspect, Christopher James Kelley, 18, was carrying a 22” double-edged sword. According to Texas Penal Code, guns and any knives that are longer than 5 ½” in length is illegal.
Kelley was arrested and booked into Smith County Jail for a Class A misdemeanor of carrying an unlawful weapon setting bail at $2,500.
Previously Kelley was arrested back in August of 2012 for physical assault.