Virginia Tech Student Released From Jail On $100,000 Bond

by J.D. Garrett on January 18, 2012

Last week on our Virginia Beach criminal defense law blog, we discussed the circumstances of a Virginia Tech football player’s arrest after he was allegedly involved in the home invasion of another student’s residence. Because police had reason to believe that a dangerous weapon was used during the incident, the student was charged with a class 2 felony. The student certainly faces serious prison time if he is convicted of the charge, but the 20-year-old man may also be realizing that even an arrest can result in numerous social and financial consequences.

The man was arrested with two other individuals last week after the three allegedly broke into the home of another Virginia Tech student. It is believed that the break-in was over a previous incident involving some marijuana that had been stolen from one of the men. The men have been accused of using a BB gun during the break-in.

On Wednesday, the football player appeared before a judge to appeal his bond. The judge agreed to release the student on a $100,000 secured bond, which required the student’s parents to use their family home as collateral. The man has since been released from jail, but he had to agree to several conditions before the judge decided to release the student.

While the student is out of jail, he must live with his parents in their Giles County home. The Virginia Tech student cannot leave the state and he must adhere to a 6 p.m. curfew. He cannot have any contact with the student whose home he has been accused of invading. The man also cannot use any drugs or alcohol.

The other two men involved in the alleged incident remain in jail. On Wednesday, the judge said that the football player could be released under the terms of the bond because the player is not the suspect accused of holding the BB gun during the break-in. The student also does not have a criminal record.

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