Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Man accused in Mingo County sheriff death indicted on illegal firearms charges

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Delbarton man accused of first-degree murder in the April shooting death of Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum also has been indicted on illegal firearms charges.
According to a release from U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin’s office, a federal grand jury indicted Tennis Maynard, 37, with possession of a firearm by an individual who had been committed to a mental institution and making a false statement in acquisition of a firearm.
The 10-count indictment alleges Maynard made a false statement on a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Form on five separate occasions.
The indictment also alleges that Maynard possessed a firearm on five separate occasions, the release stated. At all those occasions, he had previously been committed to a mental institution.
Maynard faces up to 75 years in prison if convicted on the gun charges.
He pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder, attempted murder and felony fleeing a police officer during his May 16  arraignment. An Oct. 21 trial date was set for his murder trial.