Murray State running back dismissed after report of robbery at g - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Murray State running back dismissed after report of robbery at gunpoint

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
MURRAY, KY (KFVS) -

A possible robbery in Murray, Kentucky lead to the arrest of one man on Saturday, Aug. 26.

The man is reported to be 19-year-old Mareio McGraw of Pulaski Tennessee. McGraw was dismissed from his position as running back for Murray State on Saturday, one day after the incident. In a statement, Director of Athletics, Allen Ward said:

"Everyone is innocent until proven guilty and the legal process will take its course as it relates to this alleged incident," Ward said. "However, based on the information we have been provided, we believe the matter warrants dismissing Mareio from the team for violating both department policy and team rules."

The Murray State athletic department is reportedly monitoring the situation along with area law enforcement.

The Murray Police Department was made aware of a possible robbery that occurred Friday evening August 25. According to police, the victims said that around 11:40 p.m. they were returning to their vehicle parked at apartments on North 16th Street.

They got into the vehicle and a male subject confronted them and demanded they empty their pockets. They said he pulled out a revolver. Police said the victims stated the man did not take any of their wallets or belongings, only cash.

Murray Police Department Investigators spoke with each of the victims and were able to identify and locate McGraw. 

A warrant of arrest was issued and signed by Calloway County District Judge Hutchens for three counts of robbery in the first degree, a class B felony. McGraw was taken into custody with no incident and was transported to the Calloway County Jail.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2017 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Station: Video shows nurses laughing as 89-year-old dies

    Station: Video shows nurses laughing as 89-year-old dies

    Friday, November 17 2017 5:11 PM EST2017-11-17 22:11:09 GMT
    Sunday, November 19 2017 1:41 PM EST2017-11-19 18:41:48 GMT

    An Atlanta television station says video secretly recorded in a nursing home in 2014 shows nurses laughing while they try to start an oxygen machine and an 89-year-old World War II veteran dies.

    An Atlanta television station says video secretly recorded in a nursing home in 2014 shows nurses laughing while they try to start an oxygen machine and an 89-year-old World War II veteran dies.

  • Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

    Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

    Sunday, November 19 2017 1:33 PM EST2017-11-19 18:33:58 GMT
    Sunday, November 19 2017 4:31 PM EST2017-11-19 21:31:56 GMT

    After UCLA player's father minimized President Donald Trump's involvement in winning players' release from China, Trump tweets, "I should have left them in jail!".

    After UCLA player's father minimized President Donald Trump's involvement in winning players' release from China, Trump tweets, "I should have left them in jail!".

  • Woman convicted in hair weave killings collapses as guilty verdict read

    Woman convicted in hair weave killings collapses as guilty verdict read

    Saturday, November 18 2017 8:09 AM EST2017-11-18 13:09:51 GMT
    Shelby Isaac (Source: WMC Action News 5)Shelby Isaac (Source: WMC Action News 5)

    Shelby Isaac was found guilty on two counts of second-degree murder in the shooting and killing E.J. Tate, his girlfriend Edwina Thomas, and their unborn child in January 2016. 

    Shelby Isaac was found guilty on two counts of second-degree murder in the shooting and killing E.J. Tate, his girlfriend Edwina Thomas, and their unborn child in January 2016. 

Powered by Frankly