BLACKSBURG, Va. —
Blacksburg police say three men were charged with breaking and entering Wednesday night including Virginia Tech kicker, Cody Journell. Also arrested were Matthew Dunton and Matthew Brady. All three men are in the Montgomery County jail.
Police are calling the incident a home invasion in the downtown Blacksburg area.
In a statement Thursday morning Virginia Tech Athletics Director, Jim Weaver, said: "Virginia Tech redshirt sophomore placekicker Cody Journell is immediately suspended indefinitely from the football team in conjunction with University Policy 1035."
Arrest warrants indicate Journell, Dunton and Brady went to a home on Lee Street "over an issue of being cheated in a drug transaction."
At a hearing this afternoon Judge Randall Duncan denied bond for all three of the men. The prosecutor and attorneys representing the three defendants had no further comments about the case.
More details about the invasion came out in the hearing. A weapon allegedly used in the invasion was apparently an air pistol. The judge said that it didn't matter because the victims perceived it to be a real weapon.