Suspect Caught in OU Robbery

by Emily Baird on October 8, 2009 at 12:26 pm

A 20-year-old man is facing an aggravated robbery charge in connection with a female OU student who had her purse stolen last Saturday.

Nicholas Dowler was arraigned Monday and entered a plea of no plea.

He is being held in the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail on a 50 thousand dollar bond.

Dowler allegedly approached a female OU student in the McCracken Hall parking lot, threatened the woman with a box cutter, and took her purse.

His preliminary hearing is set for October 15th at 2 p.m.