TribLIVE

| USWorld


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Sexual assault may figure in W.Va. sheriff's death

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, 8:57 p.m.
 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A sexual assault investigation that occurred more than a decade ago could be part of the prosecution's evidence in the slaying of Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum.

West Virginia State Police investigated allegations that Crum sexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman in 2001 when he was Delbarton's police chief. A 2002 state police report on the investigation concluded that the sex was consensual. No charges were filed, according to the Sunday Gazette-Mail, which obtained the report.

The report is included on a list of potential evidence filed by Mingo County prosecutor Michael Sparks in July, the newspaper reported.

Other potential evidence includes the mental health records of Tennis Maynard, who is charged in state court with murder, attempted first-degree murder and fleeing. He also faces federal firearms charges.

Maynard is accused of fatally shooting Crum in April in downtown Williamson as the sheriff ate lunch in his police cruiser.

His trial is set for Oct. 21.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Nation

  1. High court to weigh pregnancy work rights
  2. FBI investigates celebrities’ nude photo claims
  3. U.S. to get base in Niger to aid Islamist hunt
  4. President’s Labor Day appearance heavy on politicking
  5. Ferguson police begin wearing body cameras
  6. Surveillance video in Wal-Mart police killing sought
  7. Perry distances himself from unflattering image tweeted of DA
  8. Anti-abortion law in effect in Louisiana, with a caveat
  9. Texas GOP lawmaker calls for end to 40-year crude oil export ban
  10. Girl accidentally kills Arizona gun instructor with Uzi
  11. Doctor’s license reinstated pending hearing in W.Va.
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.