Two individuals from Kentucky were arrested by ACUPD for public intoxication on campus.
Jennifer Ellison, director of University Events, saw a suspicious vehicle in the Hunter Welcome Center parking lot and called the ACU Police Department at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday.
“I called the incident in because there were suspicious people sitting in a suspicious vehicle,” Ellison said. “They didn’t walk anywhere on campus. They just sat in their car.”
ACU officers arrived and performed an on-scene investigation and determined both individuals were intoxicated, ACUPD Chief Jimmy Ellison said.
Jimmy Ellison said they were both arrested for public intoxication and booked in the Taylor County Jail. One of the individuals was found to have an outstanding arrest warrant in Kentucky.
Terry Dye, 48, and Diana Frey, 46, posted $100 bail and were released the next day, according to Taylor County Jail records.
“It was not a major call by any means, but to have an incident like that occur on one of the highest profile places on campus – I think it drew a lot of attention,” Jimmy Ellison said. “That’s part of why we constantly preach around campus to report suspicious activity and to be observant.”
Brantly Houston, junior advertising and public relations major from Abilene, witnessed the event through the window of the Welcome Center.
“Thankfully they didn’t try to cause any harm, but the fact that someone could drive up to our campus while intoxicated and potentially be dangerous is kind of freaky,” Houston said. “But, luckily, the police responded really quickly, and there were people like Jennifer looking out, so that’s a comforting thought.”