WILLIAMSON, WV – A District Attorney, an Assistant District Attorney, a prison Chief and a Sheriff; all viciously murdered. It’s no doubt that nationwide officials have taken notice and precaution. But as authorities are on the hunt for those responsible, others are left picking up the pieces.
About 75 miles south of Dallas, in Kaufman County, it was the funeral for county DA, Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia. Many came to say their final farewells. The couple was shot to death in their home last weekend. Authorities still don’t have a suspect, and are now offering up to $200,000.
While a suspect remains at large in Kaufman County, in Colorado Springs, police have arrested a man they want to question in the March murder of prison chief Tom Clements. They say James Lohr is a member of a white supremacist prison gang and that he had connection to Evan Ebel. Ebel was another white supremacist and inmate, accused of killing Clements.
In the midst of all this chaos, there were some new beginnings. In West Virginia, Rosie Crum is still mourning the loss of her husband, Mingo County Sheriff Walter Crum, who was shot by Tennis Melvin Maynard. But Rosie is stepping in his shoes. She was sworn in as the new sheriff, meaning she’ll serve at least through the remainder of her late husband’s term and could go up for re-election in 2014.