Friday, January 16, 2015

Accused Sheriff Killer Incompetent

The man charged with gunning down the Mingo County Sheriff has been found incompetent to stand trial, and sentenced to life without mercy in a state mental hospital.

Tennis Maynard, 39, is accused of shooting Sheriff Eugene Crum in April 2013, as the sheriff ate lunch in his car in downtown Williamson.

Cabell County Judge Paul Farrell issued the ruling during a hearing Thursday afternoon in Huntington.

Farrell committed Maynard to Sharpe Hospital in Weston.

Maynard was charged with murder, attempted murder, and reckless indifference in the case. 

On those charges, Farrell sentenced him to life without mercy for murder, 3-15 years for attempted murder, and 1-4 years for reckless indifference.

If he would regain competency, Maynard would be tried on those charges. Judge Farrell says it's up to the hospital to let the court know if that would happen.