Our crime and cops reporter from the New River Valley Bureau, Lerone Graham, reports that Hokies kicker Cody Journell has been released from Montgomery County jail after being granted a $100,000 secured bond. The story:
Virginia Tech football kicker Cody Journell is no longer in jail, after making bond this morning.
Journell and his co-defendants Matthew Brady and Matthew Dunton were denied bond last week after being arraigned on charges of entering a house with the intent to commit a felony.
According to the Montgomery County Circuit Court Clerk’s office, Journell was granted a $100,000 secured bond. Brady and Dunton were also in court but withdrew their bond appeal as they’re seeking new lawyers, according to the court clerk’s office.
The charges stem from an alleged incident in which the three showed up at the house of Virginia Tech basketball player Dorenzo Hudson and his roommate Sean Allen due to marijuana that they said Allen stole from Dunton.
All three are set to appear in court for a preliminary hearing Feb. 23.
The Hokies arrived in New Orleans this morning. Journell, obviously, was not with the team. We’ve received no official comment from Frank Beamer about the issue.