Police: Man who stole identity of former Dallas Cowboys WR wanted for Va. store robbery
WOODBRIDGE, Va. (ABC7) —
The man who stole the identity of former Dallas Cowboys receiver Lucky Whitehead has been identified by police Wednesday, and is wanted for a store robbery from June 22 in Woodbridge, Virginia.
Deyvon Marquette Newman, 25, is wanted for petit larceny, identity theft, and presenting false identification to a law enforcement officer, according to Prince William County Police.
Whitehead was initially accused of shoplifting at a WaWa store without paying for $40 worth of food and drinks. On July 25, police stated that he was misidentified in the shoplifting case.
The Cowboys released Whitehead on July 25 after learning he was linked to the crime. Whitehead said he didn't know about the case when he was escorted off the field by a member of the team's public relations staff after a walkthrough practice, according to an Associated Press story.
Prince William County Police issued an apology to Whitehead for the ordeal. The native of Bealeton, Virginia, attended Osbourn High School in Manassas, Virginia.