ISU student caught stealing panties, money

Kaitlin York

ISU student Cody Hennings, freshman in agricultural studies, was arrested Monday after video tapes were reviewed for a burglary complaint in Welch and Linden halls.

“One resident of Welch Hall remembered seeing his lights [turn] on and off while he was sleeping,” said Aaron DeLashmutt, lieutenant for ISU Police. “When he woke up he noticed cash missing from his wallet.”

Another incident happened at approximately 3 a.m. Saturday in room 388 of Linden Hall. 

A female student reported she was sleeping in her unlocked room when she woke up to a male crouched down by her laundry basket.

The suspect, later found to be Hennings, ran down the hall while the victim chased him. Hennings dropped a pair of women’s underwear in the hallway, according to the police report.

The female student described the suspect as wearing tennis shoes, a light gray hoodie and blue jeans. Video surveillance tapes were reviewed and showed a male matching the description of the suspect.

Still images from the video were printed and presented to staff in the residence halls when Hennings was identified, according to the report.

Hennings was interviewed Monday, admitting to entering the room to steal underwear. He later showed police where he dropped the stolen underwear, which was located in a storage bin in the den on the third floor of Roberts Hall, where Hennings lives. 

The underwear matched the description of the stolen underwear the victim reported.

Hennings is being accused of 2nd degree burglary, a class C felony. He is being held at Story County Jail with a bail set at $20,000. A preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. March 4 at Story County Courthouse.