Skip to comments.Suspect shot, arrested after West Virginia sheriff's slaying
Posted on 04/03/2013 5:21:41 PM PDT by BBell
CNN) -- A deputy shot and arrested the suspect who authorities believe killed a West Virginia sheriff known for his tough stance on drug dealers, authorities said Wednesday.
Mingo County Sheriff Walter E. "Eugene" Crum was eating lunch inside his marked patrol vehicle just blocks away from a courthouse when he was killed, officials said.
The suspect, who is known to police, parked his car close to the sheriff's SUV and shot through the window twice, hitting the sheriff twice in the head, according to a state official who was briefed on the investigation.
After a brief chase, the suspect was shot by a sheriff's deputy in Delbarton, West Virginia, after wrecking his vehicle and raising his weapon, Capt. Dave Nelson of the West Virginia State Police told reporters.
The suspect remains hospitalized, Nelson said
Authorities, who have not released the suspect's identity, said they are still investigating the shooting.
At a news conference Wednesday, officials said Crum had taken office as sheriff in January and quickly earned respect from many in the community.
"He and his deputies and other law enforcement agencies have worked tirelessly to wipe out crime in our county, especially targeting the drug dealers who spread the disease of addiction among our residents," said John Mark Hubbard, president of the Mingo County Commission.
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Anyone have a picture of the perp? Usually one goes with the article unless the killer is one of “Holder’s People.” Jus wondering out loud.
“Tennis Melvin Maynard, 37”
State Police Sgt. Michael Baylous said charges for the slaying of Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum will be filed separately by the Williamson Police Department. The suspect is 37-year-old Tennis Melvin Maynard.