An ACU student was arrested for threatening another student with a knife inside McKinzie Hall early Sunday morning.
According to the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, Zachary Pilgram was booked into the Taylor County Jail for aggravated assault, which is punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
According to the sheriff’s office, 18-year-old Pilgram from Port Lavaca posted a bond of $25,000 and was released Sunday at 4:39 p.m.
ACUPD Chief Jimmy Ellison, who did not disclose Pilgram’s identity or that of the victim, said the victim was not injured.
At 2:43 a.m., a student called ACU Police and reported he had been assaulted inside Mckinzie Hall by another student. Officers responded while both parties and a witness were still on the scene. The victim alleged that the suspect had approached him, exchanged words with him, pulled out a knife and attempted to stab him. Based on interviews with witnesses, the victim and the suspect, officers arrested the suspect for aggravated assault and booked him into the Taylor County Jail, Ellison said.
“The aggravated assault was reported and ACU police immediately responded and did a thorough investigation,” Ellison said. “They made an immediate arrest of the offender, removed him from campus and booked him in jail, so there is no ongoing danger to anyone.”
Pilgram will not be allowed back on campus.