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Suspect in Mingo County Sheriff's murder charged with first degree murder, attempted murder

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At a press conference Thursday afternoon, Mingo County officials said Tennis Melvin Maynard will be charged with first degree murder.  This after police said he gunned down Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum. 

Police say Maynard fled after shooting Crum, and crashed into a bridge.  Maynard is currently in critical, but stable condition at Cabell Huntington hospital after being shot by police after the crash. 

He is also being charged with attempted murder as a result of that incident in Delbarton.  

Officials have not released a motive in the shooting. 

Stay with 13NEWS for the latest on this developing story.