UPDATE: Warrant: Radford student had signs of 'extreme intoxication'

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Court records say authorities who found a Virginia freshman unresponsive in a Radford University dorm was responding to a report of an alcohol poisoning.

The college in southwest Virginia has said 19-year-old Jacob B. Terry's death is being investigated as an accident, but few other details have been released.

Citing a search warrant filed in circuit court, authorities were called to a dorm room early Tuesday morning because of an alcohol poisoning.

The warrant says Terry "displayed signs of extreme intoxication" and was unconscious.

He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police searched the room for evidence related to the purchase or possession of alcohol.

According to the warrant, they seized vodka, fortified wine and other unknown liquids.


Authorities have confirmed a Radford University student was found unresponsive in Peery Hall.

The student was found around 3:45 a.m. on Tuesday.

Resident Advisors called university police, and the student was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The student has been identified as Jacob Terry from Hampton.

Officials say the death is being investigated as accidental.

According to a statement from Radford University, grief counselors are being made available.

Here is the full statement from Radford University:

Dear Radford University Family,

It is with much sadness that I write to let you know of the death of Jacob B. Terry. Jacob was 19 years old and a freshman pre-major. He was from Hampton, Va.

It is during trying times such as this that our Radford Family comes together and helps each other. Grief counselors will be available from 6-8 p.m. today in Heth 220 and Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. p.m. in Heth 45. Additionally, Student Counselling Services (540-831-5226) is available to assist our students needing support at other times.

Please do not hesitate to ask for their assistance.
I know you join me in extending our deepest sympathy to Jacob’s family and friends at this very difficult time.

With sadness,

Susan P. Trageser
Interim Vice President of Student Affairs