MORGANTOWN, W.Va. —Three suspects, all with criminal histories, are in custody in connection with a Morgantown armed robbery.
DVante Henry, Matthew Farmer and Adrian Morris have been charged with first degree robbery and conspiracy.
A victim told police she was punched in the face and choked when the men entered the First Street home around 11 p.m. Tuesday, June 2.
One suspect reportedly brandished a gun.
There were three additional people in the residence at the time of the robbery but were not attacked during the incident.
The victims reported that a cell phone and prescription medications were stolen during the robbery.
Henry, 22, is a former West Virginia football player. He’s been on probation since last May after pleading guilty to first-degree sexual abuse. A criminal complaint filed with the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department claimed he entered a woman’s room and forced her to engage in sexual intercourse in 2014.
The outside linebacker was dismissed from the WVU football in February 2014. Henry, originally of Moore, Okla., signed with West Virginia in February 2013 as an outside linebacker from Arizona Western Community College, where he attracted offers from Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oregon State, Iowa State and Utah. Though Henry reported to campus that summer, he never practiced with the Mountaineers during fall camp, at which point coach Dana Holgorsen said Henry was dealing with personal issues.
Farmer, 24, who was just released from jail on a personal recognizance bond May 28, was charged with 5 counts of armed robbery and 7 counts of burglary after police say he was part of a group of men who committed a dozen robberies from November 1 through December 8.
On May 22, Monongalia County Circuit Court Judge Phillip Gaujot signed an order to reduce Farmer’s bond.
Morris, 23, was arrested in Morgantown in August 2013 for daytime burglary. U.S. Marshals arrested him in Fairmont on a burglary charge.