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Ex-Clovis coach accused of stealing


October 9, 2019

John Roanhaus

GALLUP - The head coach at Miyamura High School, a former Clovis assistant, is accused of stealing money from one of his players.

John Roanhaus, 42, is due for a motion hearing Wednesday afternoon for a bond hearing at McKinley County Magistrate Court.

Roanhaus, the son of former Clovis football coach Eric Roanhaus, faces a fourth-degree felony charge of burglary and a misdemeanor charge of larceny.

According to court documents:

• The mother of a football player at Miyamura High School reported holding evidence Roanhaus stole money from her son's locker. Officer Nathaniel Ray Renteria of the New Mexico State Police wrote that he observed a video of Roanhaus opening the player's locker, locating a wallet and removing $40, then putting the money in his sock.

• The reporting party told Renteria this was not the first incident, and the phone camera was set up inside the locker to catch Roanhaus stealing.

The incident is alleged to have occurred Wednesday.

Roanhaus, whose address is still listed in Clovis, did not have an attorney listed in court records. Attempts to contact him Monday were unsuccessful.


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