HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- A December trial date has been set for the man charged with killing Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum earlier this year.
Media outlets report Cabell Circuit Judge Paul T. Farrell on Tuesday set aside two weeks for the trial of Tennis Melvin Maynard. Jury selection is scheduled to begin Dec. 9 in Mingo County.
Maynard is accused of shooting Crum April 3 as the sheriff ate lunch in his parked vehicle in downtown Williamson. He also is charged with attempted murder linked to the pointing of a loaded firearm at Mingo County Sheriff's Corporal Norman Mines and fleeing with reckless indifference. Maynard has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
A motions hearing will be held Oct. 15.