Bail set for second suspect charged in UMass Amherst lockdown incident

Wyatt has been charged with armed robbery, assault and battery, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

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WWLP file image from March 2016 shows Shawn Wyatt during his arraignment in Eastern Hampshire District Court in Belchertown.

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – Bail has been set for the second man charged in an incident that caused a lockdown at UMass Amherst.

22-year-old Shawn Wyatt of Framingham was back in court Tuesday in Belchertown. His bail was set at $15,000. Wyatt was also ordered to stay away from the victim, his co-defendant, and the entire UMass Amherst campus. He must also be drug and alcohol free with random testing, report to probation weekly, and not leave the state.

Wyatt has been charged with armed robbery, assault and battery, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Wyatt and 19 year old William McKeown allegedly hit a UMass student in the head with a bb gun inside a dorm room this past February. That incident led to a lockdown of the UMass campus. McKeown’s charges are identical to Wyatt’s.

The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office alleges that the pair attempted to pass off shredded vegetables as marijuana during the incident. An altercation began when that attempt failed.

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