Darwin Cook, Terence Garvin charged
West Virginia junior safety Darwin Cook and senior cornerback Terence Garvin were arrested on Tuesday for stealing snacks from a local convenience store. The players face misdemeanor theft charges, according to a report in The Dominion Post.
Police said surveillance camera footage showed Garvin taking a bag from behind the counter, which Cook then filled with three bottles of Gatorade and two bags of Doritos. Garvin also placed two additional bags of pretzels in the bag, according to the report.
Cameras then showed Cook carrying the bag out of the store. Neither player paid for the items.
"I have been made aware of the situation and am gathering facts at this time. When all the facts are in, I will take appropriate action," West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said in a statement provided to The Post.
The incident occured April 12, and arrest warrants were issued April 25. Shoplifting merchandise worth $500 or less is punishable by a fine of up to $250.
Garvin started in each of the past two seasons, leading the Mountaineers in tackles in 2010 with 76. He had 72 tackles last season, ranking fourth on the team.
Cook started in 2011 and made 85 tackles, ranking second on the team, and also intercepted two passes.