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Virginia Tech’s Devon Hunter arrested, charged after reported domestic assault incident

Hunter was arrested Sunday and is currently in jail

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Whenever the Hokies begin their season, they will have one fewer defensive back.

On Monday, Virginia Tech announced that redshirt junior Devon Hunter has been suspended indefinitely.

On Sunday, the Blacksburg Police Department charged the 22-year-old with one felony and one misdemeanor charge in connection with a reported domestic assault and strangulation.

Hunter faces a felony charge of strangling another and a misdemeanor of assault and battery against a family or household member, according to police.

Christiansburg police officers made the arrested and Hunter is currently being held without bond at the Montgomery County Jail.

Hunter was not, “upholding the high standards we have for our student-athletes,” according to associate athletic director Pete Morris.

Morris said that the university, “cannot comment further on Virginia Tech student conduct issues until the matter is resolved.”

Last season, Hunter played in all 13 games, starting two, and had 16 tackles on the season.


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