Case against man accused in deputy’s killing moves to grand jury

Brent Kelly appears in Nicholas County magistrate court.
Brent Kelly appears in Nicholas County magistrate court.(WSAZ)
Published: Aug. 22, 2022 at 12:42 PM EDT
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NICHOLAS COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A Nicholas County magistrate found probable cause to move the case against Brent Kelly to a grand jury.

Brent Kelly appeared in court for a preliminary hearing Monday morning.

Kelly is charged in the June 2022 shooting death of Nicholas County Deputy Tom Baker.

Baker was shot and killed June 3, 2022, while responding to a situation involving two barricaded individuals inside a camper along Fire House Road in Birch River, West Virginia.

Kelly is being held in the Central Regional Jail in Flatwoods.

Also, during Monday’s hearing, information was released that Richie Holcomb, Kelly’s alleged accomplice in the shooting died by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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