WT reports domestic violence and stalking incidents in downtown Amarillo

Monday, WTAMU police were informed of potential domestic violence and stalking incidents occurring on and off-campus, around the Harrington Academic Hall located in downtown Amarillo. The incidents were confirmed Tuesday, when the suspect attempted to contact the victim again.

The suspect was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after intentionally causing an auto accident immediately adjacent to WT property. Criminal charges are pending in this case. 

Crime victim rights and options, and domestic violence information were provided. Title IX is aware of the reported incidents.

A few signs of an abusive relationship or stalking include:

Assaultive abuse may be physical, emotional and/or verbal

Looks at you or acts in ways that scare you

Makes unwanted phone calls, texts, or social media posts

Assaultive abuse may include damaging property, throwing objects, punching walls, kicking doors, etc

How to help:

Bystanders play a critical role in the prevention of sexual and relationship violence. Make the choice to intervene, speak up, or do something about it

Believe someone who discloses sexual assault, abusive behavior, or experience with stalking

Watch out for friends and fellow students or employees who look like they could be in trouble or need help. Ask if they are ok.

Stalking Resource Center https://victimsofcrime.org/stalking-resource-center/

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