Bouncer Shot Several Times, Case Sent to Grand Jury

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The case against two men charged with shooting a bouncer outside a bar in Charleston is headed to the grand jury.

Tasheem Collins, 37, was in court in Kanawha County Tuesday for a preliminary hearing.

He's charged with shooting Richard "Jimmy" Beasley late last month after being kicked out of a bar on Capitol Street. Beasley was a bouncer at the bar.

Beasley was shot 12 times. His family members say he still isn't able to speak.

Beasley's wife tells it's hard to see her husband struggling when none of this had to happen. "He's very mobile, very strong, very stubborn, so I know he is going to pull through. It's just going to be a long haul and all of it could have been avoided," Donna Beasley said.

During the hearing, the judge found enough evidence to send Collins' case to the grand jury.

George Sawyer is also charged in the case. He waived his preliminary hearing.

Sawyer did ask for a lower bond, but that request was denied.

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