Former student that allegedly stalked, harrassed RMU president waives preliminary hearing

Lockhart waives right to preliminary hearing, will appear in court April 1

Gage Goulding


Photo Credit: (Allegheny County Jail)

Gage Goulding, News Editor

CORAOPOLIS, Pa. — A former student that allegedly stalked and harassed Robert Morris University President Christopher Howard waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Tuesday.

According to court documents, David S. Lockhart III appeared in magisterial court and waived his preliminary hearing with District Judge Eileen M. David.

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The Robert Morris University Police Department arrested 31-year-old David S. Lockhart III, of Carnegie, on Jan. 31. According to the criminal complaint filed by RMU Police, Lockhart was allegedly a threat to the “welfare of the RMU campus and especially RMU’s President Dr. Chris Howard.”

Lockhart waived for court all four of his charges including stalking, harassment, defiant trespass and criminal trespass.

Charges against Lockhart have now been transferred to the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office.

The next scheduled court appearance for Lockhart is on April 1. Lockhart remains in Allegheny County Jail after being denied bail.