- Corey S. Maynard, who has been charged with shooting Timothy Kennedy, is scheduled to appear in court on Friday following a recent service in memory of the deceased West Virginia Police Sergeant.
- The tragic incident occurred on June 2 as police responded to a call to a gunshot in the Beach Creek area of Mingo County.
- West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on all state and federal buildings in West Virginia until services are held on Wednesday.
man accused Shoot and kill Sergeant West Virginia.Corey S. Maynard He is scheduled to appear in court on Friday, two days after a memorial service for the murdered state trooper was held.
Maynard was killed on June 2, after Timothy Kennedy announced that police officers responding to a shooting complaint in the Beech Creek area of Mingo County were shot on June 2. He is scheduled to appear before the Mingo County Judge for a preliminary hearing in the case.
Maynard was taken to a hospital in Logan, where he was pronounced dead. He served as a police officer for the West Virginia State Police for 15 years and left his wife and two children.
Another man was also shot and taken to hospital. He is expected to recover.
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Kennedy, 29, was taken into custody following a law enforcement search and was arraigned on June 3 with bruises on his face. He is being held without bail at the Southwest Regional Jail on first-degree murder charges.
At Friday’s hearing, Judge David Justice is scheduled to determine whether the evidence against Kennedy reaches the standard of probable cause and should be sent to Mingo County Circuit Court for grand jury proceedings.
After Maynard’s death, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice ordered all state and federal buildings in West Virginia to fly flags at half-staff until Wednesday when services were held.
The judge addressed a police officer’s memorial service at the Mingo County high school gymnasium, followed by a 40-mile procession attended by hundreds of law enforcement officers and local residents.
“There’s a lot of evil in this world, and things seem to get worse the further you go,” Justice said. “This is incredibly tragic. We lost a young man with a very young family. And it’s really bad, it’s just plain bad.”