Murder case sent to grand jury

Kalyle I’Vyione “Fresh” Woods, 19, of Columbus, Ohio, enters the Mingo County Magistrate Court for a preliminary hearing on the charges alleging he shot and killed Williamson resident Roger Marcum II, leaving his body in the creek at Goodman Hollow.

The man accused of killing a Mingo County man last month waived his preliminary hearing in Mingo County Magistrate Court Tuesday morning.

According to Mingo County Prosecutor Duke Jewell and defense attorney Marcia Rumora, this means the case will go directly to the grand jury to determine if there is enough evidence against Kalyle I’Vyione “Fresh” Woods to indict him.

Woods, 19, of Columbus, Ohio, is accused of murdering Roger Marcum II, 37, of Williamson on May 3. Marcum’s body was found in the creek at Goodman Hollow.

Woods fled and was extradited from Columbus, according to court records.

“We would like to have everything ready for the September grand jury,” Jewell said. “But, I doubt if evidence sent to the state crime lab will be ready by then. We are most likely looking at the January term to present this case.”

According to a complaint filed by Mingo County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Norman Mine and Cpl. Roger Fitch, Woods allegedly shot Marcum multiple times while inside Marcum’s Chevy Cobalt. They claim one of those shots killed Marcum.

The complaint also charges Woods with the attempted murder of Randy Bowens.

“Randy Bowens state that the defendant did attempt to hit him with the firearm and did shoot at his head, missing him,” the compliant reads.

Woods remains in police custody.

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