CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A former West Virginia University football player is facing a felony charge after an alleged sexual assault.
Monongalia sheriff's detectives arrested d'Vante Martinez Henry, 21, of Moore, Okla., Wednesday evening. Henry, a redshirt sophomore for the Mountaineers, was charged with second-degree sexual assault, a booking officer at North Central Regional Jail in Doddridge County said late Wednesday.
A woman at Ruby Memorial Hospital told Monongalia sheriff's deputies on Sunday that Henry had sexually assaulted her in an apartment, Detective Nick DeMedici wrote in a criminal complaint filed in Monongalia Magistrate Court.
The woman told detectives Henry entered her room in the early morning hours and physically forced her to have sex with him, the complaint said. She said she told him to stop but he told her to "shut up" and continued.
Henry told detectives he had sex with the woman but that it had been consensual, the complaint said.
Henry already had been indefinitely suspended from game participation, WVU Football Coach Dana Holgorsen told the Daily Mail in a statement.
"There was strict parameters put in place that he had to abide by in order to play next season," Holgorsen said. "The allegations made against him are troubling and very serious.
"He is no longer a Mountaineer."
Henry's name no longer appears on the team roster.
Henry, a 6-5, 205-pound linebacker, came to WVU from Arizona Western College where he led the team with 55 tackles last year, including 23 solo tackles and 32 assisted tackles, according to his recruiting profile at the official WVU athletics website. Henry chose the Mountaineers over Iowa State, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Texas Tech and Utah.
He is being held at North Central Regional Jail on $100,000 bond.