Cabell Sheriff's Deputy Arraigned on Malicious Wounding Charge

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

WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The case against a Cabell County Sheriff's Deputy charged with malicious wounding has been moved to Wayne County.

Last month, a Cabell County Grand Jury indicted Christopher Burgess on a malicious wounding charge.

Monday afternoon, Burgess was arraigned in Wayne County Circuit Court.

Burgess pleaded not guilty to the charge during the hearing.

W.Va. State Police say Burgess was arguing with his girlfriend at his apartment in Rotary Gardens in Huntington on April 7, and physical contact led to her falling down a flight of stairs. She received serious injuries.

Cabell County Sheriff Tom McComas says Burgess was immediately placed on paid administrative leave.

Cabell County Prosecuting Attorney Chris Chiles says the case was moved because all four Cabell County Circuit Judges recused themselves because of Burgess's position in the county.

The trial fro Burgess is set for August.

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