Tag:Armed Robbery
Posted on: November 16, 2011 1:58 pm
Edited on: November 16, 2011 2:06 pm

Iowa State WR hit with felony robbery charge

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Iowa State sophomore wide receiver Albert Gary had a warrant issued for his arrest on Wednesday morning by university police, and Gary turned himself in to a local sheriff's office. He has since posted bond and been released.

The receiver is alleged to have commited first-degree robbery, which is a class B felony and is punishable by up to 25 years in prison.

In June Gary allegedly held up a man at gunpoint on campus along with a group of others. Gary then fled the scene with the others after police had been called, and four pellet guns were found north of the crime scene. Police determined that Gary had been involved during their investigation.

As for what this would mean for Gary's availability to the Cyclones, you'd think getting charged with a felony would probably cut into your playing time, but as of now that's not the case. When reached on Tuesday about the story, head coach Paul Rhoads said that the team was aware of the incident and that Gary had been suspended for three games earlier this season.

He did not indicate that Gary would have to sit out Friday night's game against Oklahoma State, though I'd expect that to change before long.
Posted on: August 31, 2011 12:21 pm
Edited on: August 31, 2011 12:21 pm

Marshall receiver arrested for armed robbery

Posted by Tom Fornelli

The official Fulmer Cup competition over at Everyday Should Be Saturday came to an end at 11:59pm eastern but not before Marshall wide receiver Troy Evans did what he could to give the Thundering Herd a late push. Evans was arrested for a series of armed robberies he allegedly committed over the weekend.

Evans has been hit with four counts of armed robbery and one count of wanton endangerment and was booked into the Western Regional jail on $250,000 bond on Tuesday night.

All four of the robberies took place within a ten-minute span early Sunday morning.

According to the police report, the first incident took place with two victims who claim they were approached by a man brandishing a handgun and demanding their wallets. Both victims turned their wallets over and fled after the gunman turned his weapon on a third victim who was walking on the sidewalk. The fourth victim, Dustin Manns, claims that the gunman approached him and asked for a cigarette, and after the victim told him he didn't smoke he had a gun stuck in his face and was told to turn over his wallet.

That's when things got a bit more interesting.

According to Manns, he refused to give up his wallet and was struck in the head with the gun. Then two Huntington police cars came down the street and the gunman fled and hid behind some bushes. While doing so, the gunman slipped causing the gun to go off, hence the wanton endangerment count. Mann said the gunman then got away.

Evans was expected to be a contributor for the Herd this fall, but as you'd expect, he's been suspended indefinitely.
Posted on: July 14, 2011 3:16 pm
Edited on: July 15, 2011 1:15 pm

Ex-Mountaineer charged with second robbery

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Earlier this week West Virginia linebacker Branko Busick was arrested and charged with armed robbery. An arrest that led to his dismissal from the West Virginia football team. Well, I don't think Busick is all that worried about not being able to play football anymore, as he has an incredibly full plate right now.

It seems one robbery just wasn't enough for Busick, so he's now been charged for a second.

Busick was arrested in another, unrelated armed robbery on Wednesday, said Morgantown Police Sgt. Robert Gilmore.

The victim in the second case told police he was hit in the face and knocked down as he walked home from work June 23. This week, he identified Busick as the man who stole his iPhone and a wallet containing about $70.

Gilmore said that victim was treated for his injuries at Ruby Memorial Hospital.

According to the police, it was information learned following the first arrest of Busick that led to the second arrest, though they wouldn't go into any detail on that. After being arrested originally on Monday, Busick was released on $25,000 bond paid for by his former WWE wrestler father, Big Bully Busick. Now he finds himself in Northern Central Regional Jail where he's being held on a $250,000 bond.

Should Busick be convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison on each count. 

Posted on: July 12, 2011 12:37 pm
Edited on: July 12, 2011 2:55 pm

WVU LB Branko Busick dismissed from team

Posted by Tom Fornelli

UPDATE: Head coach Dana Holgorsen announced in an official release that Branko Busick has been dismissed from the Mountaineer football program for violation of team rules, and no further comment will be made.

Finally, some bad news coming out of the West Virginia football program that doesn't involve Dana Holgorsen, Bill Stewart or somebody getting tossed out of a casino. No, this time it's just your run of the mill "reserve linebacker commits armed robbery" story.

West Virginia linebacker Branko Busick was arrested on Monday morning after allegedly partaking in an armed robbery with two others early Monday morning.

Police say they received a call around 5:00 from a man claiming that another man with a gun and two acquaintances entered an apartment and demanded money from him. When he told them he had no money, the victim says he was struck repeatedly with the gun and forced out of the apartment.

Busick was identified as one of the males involved and was taken into custody at the North Central Regional Jail.

West Virginia is yet to release a statement on Busick's arrest.

Busick is a redshirt sophomore who played in only two games for West Virginia last season, though he was expected to compete for a starting job this fall. Something that could be harder to do should he end up in prison. 

Posted on: May 18, 2011 5:57 pm
Edited on: May 18, 2011 5:58 pm

'Auburn Four' indicted on robbery charges

Posted by Tom Fornelli

In early March four Auburn football players were arrested following a robbery of a residence and were all quickly dismissed from the football team. Though just because the four players are no longer playing football, that doesn't mean that their done with dealing with the consequences of their actions, and on Wednesday the four players were indicted.
A Lee County grand jury has indicted four former Auburn football players on armed robbery charges in relation to an incident at an Auburn trailer park home in March, according to court documents.

Antonio Goodwin, Mike McNeil, Shaun Kitchens and Dakota Mosley were each indicted on five counts of first-degree robbery, one count of first-degree burglary and one count of third-degree theft of property. Mosley faces an additional charge of misdemeanor conspiracy to hinder business.

They are scheduled for arraignment in Lee County Circuit Court on May 26. A tentative trial date has been set for June 16.
The four players were arrested on March 11th after breaking into a trailer home south of Auburn's campus, and according to witnesses, making off with cellphones and a safe before leaving the scene in a car driven by Mosley. The players also brandished handguns as they committed the robbery. The players were then picked up by Auburn police in a routine traffic stop where a gun was recovered along with the stolen property, and after being fingered by witnesses, all four players admitted to their roles in the robbery.
Posted on: March 11, 2011 2:57 pm

Four Auburn players tied to robbery, arrested

Posted by Chip Patterson

Just because we are in the offseason, that doesn't mean that Aubrn can't find a way to make it into the college football headlines.  On Friday, the Auburn Police Department issued a report that four Auburn football players had been arrested for armed robbery.

via APD
On Friday, March 11, 2011, the Auburn Police Division arrested four people and charged each of them with five counts of Robbery 1st Degree, one count of Burglary 1st Degree, and one count of Theft of Property 3rd Degree. They are identified as Antonio M. Goodwin, age 20, Kowaski Q. Kitchens, age 19, Michael A. McNeil, age 22, and Harrison D. Mosley, age 19. All list an Auburn address. At approximately 12:25 a.m. this same date officers responded to a residence located in the 2300 block of Lee Road 137 (Wire Road) in reference to the report of a robbery that had just occurred. According to the five victims present, three black males entered the residence with one displaying a handgun. Personal property was stolen during the incident. No injuries were reported. A patrolman responding to the area observed what he believed to be the suspect vehicle based on a description he was given. Officers stopped the vehicle in the 1200 block of Wire Road and four suspects were taken into custody. A pistol and the stolen property was recovered at the scene. Goodwin, Kitchens, McNeil, and Mosley were transported to the Lee County Detention Center where each is currently being held on a $511,000 bond.

Obviously all very serious charges, head coach Gene Chizik wasted no time to take action.  

"The players arrested in connection with this deeply troubling incident have been permanently dismissed from our football team," coach Chizik said in a prepared statement.  "While we realize the legal process will run its course and these young men have a right for their case to be heard, playing for Auburn University is an honor and a privilege. It is not a right."
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