UPDATE | Man pleads guilty to second-degree murder in Braxton County

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BRAXTON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- UPDATE 5/1/19 @ 4:30 p.m.
A man wanted last month on a first-degree murder charge in Braxton County has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge, West Virginia State Police say.

Christopher Shawver Dotson, 34, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and felony fleeing.

Details about the crime, including the victim's name, were not immediately available.

A man facing a first-degree murder charge is wanted after he failed to appear Tuesday for a court hearing, West Virginia State Police say.

Troopers say Christopher Shawver Dotson, 34, was last seen in Elkins but has ties to Braxton County.

Dotson is described as 6 feet tall and 180 pounds. Troopers say he’s considered dangerous and should not be approached.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call WVSP at 304-765-2101 in Braxton County or 304-637-0200 in Randolph County. You can also call your local 911 agency.

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