UPDATE: Third Wyoming County Shooting Suspect Caught

(UPDATE: 7/5 7:30p.m) – The third and final suspect involved in a shooting that took place in Wyoming County last month is captured.

Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department confirms to WOAY that David Weese was captured in Mercer County earlier today.

He is in Southern Regional Jail under a 105,000 dollar bond.


(UPDATE: 06/27 7:50p.m) – A second shooting suspect has been arrested in connection with the Wyoming County shooting.

Derick Milam,21, was booked Thursday evening, according to the WV Regional Jail & Correctional Facility Authority website.

It’s unclear where exactly he was caught. Currently, he is in Southern Regional Jail facing a $100,000 cash only bond.

The final suspect David Weis is still on the loose. According to CAMC, the victim Russell McBride is in critical condition.

Stick with Newswatch for the latest

UPDATE: WYOMING COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – On Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 the Wyoming Co. Sheriff’s Dept. responded to Mullens on a male that had a gunshot wound.

Upon arrival, deputies learned that the shooting occurred in the Covel area of Wyoming Co. Russell McBride of Covel was home at his residence with some friends when David Nelson, David Weis, and Derick Milam pulled in at his residence and got out of a truck armed with pistols and a shotgun and began shooting. McBride was wounded by the gunfire. Nelson, Weis, and Milam left the scene. McBride was driven to Mullens where EMS and Law Enforcement was called. McBride was transported for treatment.

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David Nelson was later located and arrested in Mercer County.

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David Weis and Derick Milam are wanted in connection with this incident.


UPDATE: WYOMING COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – One person has been arrested and two people remain on the run after a shooting left one person injured in Wyoming County.

Deputies tell WOAY that David Nelson was found in his garage in the Matoaka area burning evidence.  His green truck was discovered with bullet holes in it.  A firearm was seized from the scene.

Deputies are still looking for Derick Milam and David Weis.   Nelson is charged with obstruction, destroying evidence, and 4 counts of attempted murder.   The victim was flown to a hospital and their condition is unknown.

If you know where they may be you are asked to contact 911.

Stick with NewsWatch for more details on this developing story.


WYOMING COUNTY, WV (WOAY)- Wyoming County Deputies are searching for a shooting suspect.

Details are limited, but dispatchers said the shooting occurred this morning around 9 am. The suspect is believed to be in the McDowell or Mercer county area.

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