Deborah Gary was arrested last Wednesday due to an altercation with Rev. Ross Jackson.
According to the Public Safety incident report, around 12:45 p.m., Gary was at the pavilion listening to Jackson preach. She verbally challenged the content of Jackson’s preaching and proceeded to move closer and closer to where he was standing as she continued to engage him.
Gary picked up Jackson’s placard and gallon jug of water, causing a Public Safety officer to step in and move her back from where Jackson stood. Gary was then instructed not to touch Jackson or any of his belongings.
At approximately 1 p.m., Gary took his placard and ran out of the pavilion with it. She was apprehended, the placard was given back to Jackson and Gary was taken to the Public Safety office by two officers.
Gary was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and issued an appearance ticket for the City of Troy Court for Friday, Sept. 23 at 8:30 a.m. She is not allowed to be on campus again until she contacts Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Development Alexander Popovic’s office.