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UPDATE: Still not clear if man accused of shooting Mingo Co. Sheriff in 2013 will stand trial

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Published: Mar. 1, 2018 at 12:18 PM EST
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UPDATE 8/23/18 @ 4:40 p.m.

It still hasn't been determined if a man accused of shooting and killing the Mingo County Sheriff in 2013 will stand trial.

There is conflicting information if suspect Tennis Maynard is competent to go to trial, Kanawha County Prosecutor Chuck Miller says.

Senior Status Judge Thomas Keadle ordered Maynard to be sent back to Sharpe Hospital in Weston, West Virginia, for further evaluation and treatment. The case will be revisited again in 90 days to see if there is a change in Maynard's competency.

Maynard is accused of shooting Sheriff Eugene Crum in April 2013, as the sheriff ate lunch in his car in downtown Williamson.

In 2015, Judge Paul Farrell ruled Maynard was incompetent to stand trial and committed him to Sharpe Hospital.

Maynard was charged with murder, attempted murder, and reckless indifference in the case. At that time, Judge Farrell said if Maynard would regain competency, he would be tried on those charges.


ORIGINAL STORY 3/1/18

The man accused of shooting and killing the Mingo County Sheriff back in 2013 may stand trial.

Judge Paul Farrell made a preliminary ruling Thursday that Tennis Maynard is now competent to stand trial. The ruling comes after a recommendation from doctors at Sharpe Hospital in Weston, West Virginia, where Maynard has been since 2015.

Kanawha County Assistant Prosecutor Don Morris says the defense has 15 days to decide if they want to have full competency hearing. If not, a trial date will be set.

Maynard is accused of shooting Sheriff Eugene Crum in April 2013, as the sheriff ate lunch in his car in downtown Williamson.

In 2015, Judge Farrell ruled Maynard was incompetent to stand trial and committed him to Sharpe Hospital.

Maynard was charged with murder, attempted murder, and reckless indifference in the case. At that time, Judge Farrell said if Maynard would regain competency, he would be tried on those charges.

There is no word yet when Maynard will be back in court.