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2 men indicted in man’s shooting death

Keontae Nelson and Richard Walker Jr. have been indicted in connection with the shooting death...
Keontae Nelson and Richard Walker Jr. have been indicted in connection with the shooting death of a man on Easter Sunday 2021 in Meigs County, Ohio.(WSAZ archives)
Published: May. 25, 2022 at 9:42 PM EDT
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UPDATE 6/1/22 @ 5:25 p.m.

MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) - Two men have been indicted in connection with the shooting death of a man on Easter Sunday 2021, according to the Meigs County Prosecutor’s Office

Richard K. Walker, 20, of South Charleston, and Keontae Nelson, 20, of Charleston, both were indicted Wednesday on aggravated murder and murder charges, among others including burglary and tampering with evidence.

The men are suspects in the shooting death of Kane Roush, 25, who died April 4, 2021, along Legion Terrace Road in Meigs County. Roush was a well-known athlete from Mason County, West Virginia, who helped bring the first state title back to Wahama High School in 2012.

Another man, Jaquan Hall, 22, of Charleston, also is a suspect in the case. He was indicted last year on similar charges, including aggravated murder. Hall’s trial is scheduled to start this September.

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ORIGINAL STORY 5/25/22

MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) – A third man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a man on Easter Sunday 2021, Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood said Wednesday.

Richard K. Walker Jr., 20, of South Charleston, is charged with first-degree murder, the sheriff said. Walker is jailed in West Virginia, awaiting extradition to Ohio.

Kane Roush, 25, died after a shooting April 4, 2021, along Legion Terrace Road in Meigs County. He was a well-known athlete from Mason County, West Virginia, who helped bring the first state title back to Wahama High School in 2012.

Keontae K. Nelson, 20, of Charleston, was arrested earlier this month, and Jaquan Hall, who’s in his early 20s, was arrested last year. Hall faces aggravated murder among other charges.

For prior coverage:

Second man arrested in connection with deadly shooting

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