Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

WV State News

October 12, 2012

4 WVU students, 2 others charged in rioting

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Morgantown police have arrested four West Virginia University students and two others in the aftermath of last weekend's post-game rioting.

Three are from Maryland, two are West Virginians and one is from Pennsylvania.

With the help of social media, police identified 21-year-old Kathryn Durko of Cokeburg, Pa.; 22-year-old Timothy Watkins of Westminster, Md.; James Richard Zito of Glenelg, Md., and 18-year-old Alexandra Amato of Morgantown.

Charges against the four students include disorderly conduct, and battery and obstruction of an officer.

Police also charged 19-year-old Pursglove resident Nathan Hoopergarner with battery on a government representative or emergency responder, while 39-year-old Vincent Rohrbaugh of Germantown, Md., was charged with public intoxication.

Police say they'll be ready with new tactics to handle potential problems after Saturday's football game at Texas Tech.

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