Murder suspects waive, bound over following hearing

Staff Writer

WAYNE – Three people accused in the murder of a Genoa man and malicious wounding of his wife appeared before Chief Magistrate David Ferguson Tuesday for a hearing.

Jeremy Allen Marcum, 20, of Hampton Ridge Road and Elijah Jarvey Marcum, 18, of Drift Creek Road, were arrested last Wednesday on charges of first degree murder and malicious assault and Melissa Gail Watts, 34, of Billy Branch Road was arrested on a charge of being an accessory before the fact of first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the attack on James and Myrtle Bundy.

Elijah Marcum waived his rights to a preliminary hearing, while Ferguson found probable cause and bound Jeremy Marcum and Watts over to the grand jury.

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END OF AN ERA – Bill Pritchett hits the button to shut down the presses early Saturday morning as the last editions of The Wayne County News were printed at the Wayne location. Henceforth, the newspaper will be printed on the Herald-Dispatch presses at Fifth Avenue and 10th Street in Huntington. Readers will notice the size of the newspaper is slightly wider and just a bit taller. WCN photo by Greg Turner

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New police chief Ciccarelli visits Neighborhood Association

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HUNTINGTON – New Huntington Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli stated last week when sworn in that he believes it is important to get community involvement to combat the city’s drug problems.

Monday night, he practiced what he is preaching by meeting with the Westmoreland Neighborhood Association to speak with the community and get ideas from community members during the groups’ monthly meeting.

Ciccarelli outlined his plans as chief to get the community involved.

“This is where it starts. You are the eyes and ears of the community. No matter how many patrols we send out, who better to know the iussues facing Westmoreland than the residents of Westmoreland,” Ciccarelli said.

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Mother Nature’s surprise, snow

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WAYNE – Residents in Wayne County awoke to a sight that is not usually seen this time of year, a light accumulation of snow.

The first snowfall of the season came Monday with flurries and cold temperatures causing ice to form on roadways.

Dispatchers with Wayne County 911 reported no major accidents in the county early Tuesday.

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Man gets additional charges for fleeing

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WAYNE – A Louisa, Ky., man remains in the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville on a $20,000 bond on charges of fleeing in a vehicle, breaking and entering an automobile, petit larceny and attempting to escape from custody.

These charges come following a Wayne County 911 call from Boon Docks Bar in Fort Gay where a fight had occurred.

According to the criminal complaint, Clarence Childers, 43, had been booted out of the bar late Friday and was trying to get back in when he broke the door.

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