Accused shooter in Mingo sheriff's death pleads not guilty
Tennis Maynard, the man accused of murdering Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum in broad daylight, made his first public appearance since the April 3 shooting. He pleaded not guilty in Cabell County Circuit Court Wednesday.
Friends and family support Rosie Crum, wife of slain Sheriff Eugene Crum, as Maynard, her husband's accused killer, arrives in Cabell County Circuit Court Wednesday. Rosie Crum, who was named interim sheriff the day after her husband was killed, wears a badge on her hip.
Melvin Maynard, left, Tennis Maynard's father, watched the court proceedings with his other son, Leslie Maynard.
Rosie Crum, widow of Mingo Sheriff Eugene Crum, watches Tennis Maynard during the arraignment proceedings at the Cabell County Courthouse. Rena Martin, right, and Williamson Police Chief Dave Rockel flanked Crum on the first row.
Ashley B. Craig
Tennis Melvin Maynard, 37, of Delbarton on Wednesday (5/15/13) entered pleas of not guilty to the murder, attempted murder and fleeing charges filed against him in the shooting death of Mingo Sheriff Eugene Crum. Authorities say Maynard shot Crum twice at close range while the sheriff sat in his police SUV eating his lunch in downtown Williamson last month. Maynard fled but crashed his vehicle and allegedly pointed a handgun at a pursuing deputy, who opened fire, critically wounding him. Maynard was hospitalized up until Wednesday