WVU linebacker charged in robbery free on bond
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia University linebacker Branko Busick is free on $25,000 bond after being charged with an armed robbery at a Morgantown apartment building.
Morgantown police say the 20-year-old Steubenville, Ohio, native was arrested Monday evening.
He was arraigned Tuesday before Monongalia County Magistrate Hershel Mullins in a videoconference with the North Central Regional Jail.
A court official says Busick's father posted a property bond. Nick Busick is the former WWF wrestler Big Bully Busick.
Court records show that Branko Busick does not yet have an attorney.
His preliminary hearing is set for Aug. 1 before Magistrate Jim Nabors.
Police say a man reported that he was struck repeatedly with a gun after he told his assailant he had no money.
WVU athletic officials didn't immediately comment.