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UTPD Arrests Three Students in Connection with Clement Hall Vandalism

UT Police Department investigators on Wednesday arrested three UT students in connection with vandalism that burst sprinkler pipes in Clement Hall, causing the evacuation of the building and damages over the weekend.

Arrested were John Robert Reed, 19; Aaron Edward Griesmer, 18; and Thomas Harvey Bellet, 18. All were charged with felony vandalism. They were transported to the Knox County Detention Facility for booking Wednesday. Griesmer and Reed were released early Thursday on $5,000 bond. Bellet was still in custody on a $5,000 bond as of Thursday afternoon.

The students told UTPD investigators that they were punching ceiling tiles in the hallway outside their suite. The three are suitemates on the seventh floor of Clement Hall.


Lola Alapo (865-974-1094,