Jarius Rayshawn Dantzler has been arrested in connection with the alleged rape of a Paine College student on March 7. The 18-year-old Dantzler is face multiple charges, including rape and armed robbery, and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.
In a statement, Paine officials say they are pleased with the work of the Richmond County Sherriff’s Department in making an arrest just over 24 hours after the alleged crime.
“Richmond County has done a phenomenal job”, stated Brandon Brown, Vice-President of Institutional Advancement. “We are pleased that the campus’ 24-hour video surveillance system was able to assist in this investigation. We are also thankful to have Chief Joseph Nelson’s leadership to take us through this investigative process. Chief Nelson and College officials met with students to discuss campus safety measures and the new Chief’s vision for Paine College Campus Safety last evening. The campus also had prayer for the victim and the family. We hope that the public will be mindful and respectful of the victim’s privacy”, said Brown.