A former Troy football player is being held on $100,000 bond after Dimitri Miles was arrested in the murder of 26-year-old Marquise McClendon inside an apartment in the town of Troy.
According to local police, Miles was actually the person who called to alert police about the shooting. They also say that, during questioning, he confessed to the murder.
A search of Miles' residence ended with the recovery of what is believed to be the murder weapon- a Glock 9mm with laser sight.
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Troy University Athletic Director John Hartwell released a statement in regards to the arrest:
"First and foremost, anytime there is a loss of life it is a tragic event and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim and his family. Dimitri Miles was a walk-on student-athlete on our football team who was academically ineligible to compete in competition this past season, but practiced as a member of the scout team. His association with our football team and the Troy Athletic Department has been terminated as a result of these charges which are associated with an incident that occurred off campus."
Miles has been immediately suspended from Troy University.
According to WSFA-TV, the search of Miles' apartment also lead to the discovery of marijuana and digital scales. Miles has been charged with possession of marijuana- first degree- in addition to the murder of McClendon.