The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

College Sports

December 8, 2012

West Liberty football player arrested on homicide charges

WEST LIBERTY — A West Liberty football player has been arrested on charges related to a slaying in Florida.

Deputy U.S. Marshal Chad Simpson in Wheeling says 24-year-old Vernon Dunnom was arraigned in Ohio County Magistrate Court on Friday on charges of first-degree homicide, attempted homicide and two counts of robbery.

Simpson says two people were shot, one fatally, during the robbery Nov. 17 in Miami Gardens, Fla. A warrant for Dunnom’s arrest was issued out of Miami-Dade County.

Dunnom is being held at Northern Regional Jail in Moundsville pending an extradition hearing. Jail records didn’t indicate whether Dunnom had an attorney.

Dunnom is a junior defensive end and running back from Pittsburg, Calif. He appeared in four games for West Liberty this season.

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