Man connected to fatal Mercer Co. shooting to be arraigned on murder charge

Local - 5/6/2014 11:40 AM by Rebecca Turco

BLUEFIELD - The man connected to a shooting in Mercer County last month is charged with murder after the victim died over the weekend.

Bluefield Police Detective K. L. Adams said Steven Rhodes died Saturday evening at Charleston Area Medical Center, following a gunshot wound to his head on April 21. Trayvon Strange, 20, was arrested for allegedly shooting Rhodes after a reported altercation at a Lewis Street apartment building, where the men were neighbors.

Strange will be arraigned for the murder charge in front of Judge William Sadler at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to officials for the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.


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