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Former Mountaineer back in jail after second robbery arrest

Graham Watson
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Former West Virginia linebacker Branko Busick is back in jail -- again -- after a second arrest for armed robbery in a little under 96 hours.

Busick was arrested earlier this week for armed robbery, which ultimately led to his dismissal from the West Virginia football team. Apparently that arrest led to another victim coming forward and accusing Busick of a second crime stemming from a June 23 incident.

The victim in the second case told police he was hit in the face and knocked down as he walked home from work June 23. This week, he identified Busick as the man who stole his iPhone and a wallet containing about $70.

Gilmore said that victim was treated for his injuries at Ruby Memorial Hospital.

Busick was first arrested Monday after another victim told police a man had pointed a gun at him and two others, demanding money. When the victim said he had none, the man began hitting him with the weapon.

Busick's father, a former WWF wrestler named Big Bully Busick, posted the first $25,000 bond, but now Busick is being held on a $250,000 bond in Northern Central Regional Jail.

If Busick is convicted, he faces up to 10 years in jail for each count.

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