Thu. Jul 25th, 2024


GALLUP (KSMX)- A previous Clovis coach and former Gallup-area high school’s football coach is accused of stealing from his own players. John Roanhaus is facing burglary and a larceny charge, accused of stealing $40 from the wallet of a Miyamura High School football player.

New Mexico State Police say Roanhaus was arrested Saturday, just three days after the alleged crime occurred. According to an arrest warrant, Roanhaus was caught on camera inside the high school boys’ locker room taking two $20 bills out of a student’s wallet.

State Police say the student had set up a camera inside of a locker, hoping to “surveillance the locker, to catch the perpetrator stealing money from the students.”

New Mexico State Police say the video captured by the student victim clearly shows Roanhaus entering the male locker room at Miyamura High School, searching a black wallet, taking cash out of the wallet, inserting the cash into a sock, then walking out of the locker room.

While the arrest warrant implies that multiple students have had money stolen, Roanhaus is currently only facing charges for a single incident.

KRQE News 13 has learned that the coach is no longer working at the school.

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