State v. Bernard, 236 N.C. App. 134 (Sept. 2, 2014)

NC A&T campus police had territorial jurisdiction to execute a search warrant at the defendant’s off-campus private residence where A&T had entered into a Mutual Aid agreement with local police. The Agreement gave campus police authority to act off-campus with respect to offenses committed on campus. Here, the statutes governing unauthorized access to a computer—the crime in question—provide that any offense “committed by the use of electronic communication may be deemed to have been committed where the electronic communication was originally sent or where it was originally received.” Here, the defendant “sent” an “electronic communication” when she accessed the email account of an A&T employee and sent a false email. The court continued, concluding that the offenses were “committed on Campus” because she sent the email through the A&T campus computer servers.