May 27, 2009
 
Mr. Florida Football Arrested; More Trouble for MU Football Program?
 
By Tony Rutherford
Huntingtonnews.net Reporter
 
Tallahassee, FLA (HNN) - A Marshall University quarterback recruit known as “Mr. Florida Football” has been arrested there on a robbery with firearm charge. According to reports from Florida, A.J. Graham, 18, was arrested Tuesday, May 26 by Tallahassee police.
 
Instead of participating in the graduation ceremony for Godby High School , Graham has been held without bond at the Leon County Jail.
 
The robbery took place at about 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 21. Three men walking on Constitution Court were robbed by two men with a handgun. The suspects drove away in a gray Chevrolet.
 
Graham became the first player from Tallassee to win Mr. Football after leading his team to the Class 4A title.
 
As of this writing, no statements have been issued by Coach Mark Snyder or Sports Information Director Randy Burnside.
 
The Tallahassee Democrat published a news release from police spokesman , David McCraine:
 
"On Friday, May 22, 2009, at approximately 11:30 p.m., the Tallahassee Police Department responded to a reported robbery in the 1300 block of Constitution Court. Upon arrival, officers discovered that three white males were robbed at gunpoint.
 
"According to the victims, they were parked along Constitution Court and were walking to a nearby party. While walking, two black male suspects approached, demanding cash while brandishing a handgun. The victims complied and the suspects fled in a gray Chevrolet Impala. No one was injured during the robbery.
 
"Officer Robert Adams and Sergeant Frank Arias conducted the initial investigation Friday night and located the suspect vehicle abandoned in the 2500 block of Eddie Road. Investigator Vincent Boccio of the Tallahassee Police Department's Violent Crimes Unit continued the investigation, ultimately leading to the positive identity of 18-year-old Anthony D. Graham as one of the suspects.
 
"At approximately 5:15 p.m. today, Graham was arrested without incident at 2592 Eddie Road. The investigation continues in an effort to identify the second suspect involved in the robbery."
 
The Leon County Sheriff’s website states the charge is a felony punishable by up to life in prison. You can read booking data at: http://www.leoncountyso.com/jailinfo/inmate_detail.asp



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