Oct. 9, 2019 12:01 PM EDT
Police: High school coach stole money from player’s wallet
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CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico football coach is facing charges after authorities say he was spotted on video taking money from a football player’s wallet.
State Police arrested John D. Roanhaus on Saturday following a review of the footage that show the 42-year-old coach entering the school’s locker room and grabbing the money. KRQE television reports that $40 was taken from the wallet and that he has been fired.
Roanhaus had been the head coach of Miyamura High School in Gallup, New Mexico, since 2018.
Roanhaus is the youngest son of New Mexico Hall of Fame coach Eric Roanhaus. It is not known if Roanhaus had an attorney.
Miyamura fell to 1-6 after a 55-14 loss at Bloomfield on Friday.