UPDATE: Charges upgraded to murder for Nicholas County man

UPDATE (5/11 @ 3 p.m.) – The victim, James Albert Fitzwater II, has succumbed to his injuries.  The charges against Ricky Kincaid have now been increased to murder.

The matter is still under investigation by the Nicholas County Sheriff’s Department.  We will continue to keep you updated as new developments in the case occur.


GILBOA, WV (WOAY) – A Nicholas County man is behind bars on attempted murder, wanton endangerment and malicious wounding.

According to the Nicholas County Sheriff’s Office, on Tuesday, May 19, Ricky Kincaid allegedly got into a physical altercation with a man on Hutchinson Branch Rd. in Gilboa.

Kincaid allegedly produced a firearm and shot a man.  The victim was transported from the scene and taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital for his injuries.

This matter is still under investigation by the Nicholas County Sheriff’s Department.

He is currently being held in Central Regional Jail.

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