A court appearance for the suspect in the shooting death of a West Virginia State Police officer is set for Saturday morning.
According to police, Sgt. Cory Maynard was slain in an ambush-style attack by 29-year-old Timothy Kennedy while Maynard was responding to a report of gunfire along Beech Creek Road close to Matewan in Mingo County.
Kennedy was hauled into prison on Friday just before midnight.
The tweet below confirms the news:
A 29-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a West Virginia state trooper is in police custody, authorities say. https://t.co/8JG411fQwm
— ABC News (@ABC) June 3, 2023
Before being transported to the South Western Regional Jail in Holden, which is located in Logan County, he underwent processing at the West Virginia State Police Williamson Detachment.
Kennedy will be arraigned via video on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Mingo County Courthouse in Williamson, according to the West Virginia State Police.
Kennedy has already had difficulties.
In 2020, WSAZ reported that Kennedy had violated the terms of a shuttered mine in Mingo County.
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A family member reported him missing; he was later discovered to be alive.
At that time, the mine had not produced any coal in about a decade.
During their search, the rescuers discovered indications of copper removal.
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