Sheriff shooting suspect’s trial postponed

HUNTINGTON (AP) — A judge has indefinitely postponed the trial of a man charged in last year’s fatal shooting of Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum.

Cabell County Circuit Judge Paul T. Farrell announced the delay Tuesday during a status conference in Huntington.

Tennis Melvin Maynard had been scheduled to go on trial March 4. He’s charged with murder.

Defense attorney Rich Weston told The Herald-Dispatch the delay involved Maynard’s medical records.

Farrell ordered Maynard in November to undergo a mental health evaluation.

Crum was fatally shot last April in a downtown Williamson parking lot as he ate lunch in his parked vehicle.

Maynard also is charged with attempted murder linked to the pointing of a loaded firearm at a Mingo County sheriff’s corporal and with fleeing. He also faces federal firearms charges.

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