UPDATE - The man accused of gunning down Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum will not get bail.
37-year-old Tennis Maynard's attorney argued at Monday's hearing that he's seen no evidence the shooting was premeditated. Maynard has plead not guilty. Maynard's Lawyer Richard Weston said his client had followed a normal routine that April morning. He said Maynard had gone grocery shopping and even had them in his car when police captured him.
Prosecutor Michael Sparks said Maynard tried to flee and threatened a deputy before he was shot.
Judge Paul Farrell denied bail pending a tentative Oct. 21st trial date on murder and other charges.
WILLIAMSON - The man accused of gunning down Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum is set to ask for bail ahead of his murder trial.
Defense lawyers for Tennis Maynard, 37, are looking for possible release terms at a hearing Monday afternoon. Maynard faces a possible October 21 trial date on murder and other charges in connection to the April slaying. He's accused of killing Sheriff Crum in a downtown Williamson parking lot. The Sheriff was eating lunch in his cruiser.
Investigators said that after a brief car chase, Maynard pulled a gun on a pursuing deputy who then shot and wounded Maynard.
A Mingo County Grand Jury indicted Maynard on murder, attempted first-degree murder, and fleeing charges. Circuit Judge Paul Farrell was appointed to the case.
Maynard remains in Western Regional Jail without bail.