The Times West Virginian

July 22, 2013

Harris charged with armed robbery

Times West Virginian

MORGANTOWN — Korey Harris, a defensive lineman who was recruited to West Virginia University amidst high expectations, reportedly has come to the end of the line.

Harris was arrested Friday on a charge of first-degree armed robbery, according to media reports in both his hometown of St. Augustine, Fla., and in Morgantown.

The sophomore, who played in 11 games and was credited with six tackles as a freshman, was suspended from the team by Coach Dana Holgorsen in April for violating unspecified team rules.

Apparently reinstated after the spring semester, Harris’ name was removed from the team’s online roster.

Football sports information director Mike Montoro refused comment on this latest incident, saying “we have no comment on individuals who aren’t with the West Virginia football program.”

The incident that led to Harris’ arrest occurred on July 12. Police told media that Harris and two other individuals entered a Sturgis Street residence and held two residents at gunpoint.

A relative said one of the victims recognized Harris, who was wearing his WVU-issued sweatpants with the No. 96 on them. That victim reportedly told police all three intruders were armed.

Harris reportedly was being held on $75,000 bail at the North Central Regional Jail on Friday but by Sunday was not listed on the facility’s website.