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UPDATE: Suspect in Mingo sheriff slaying arraigned

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A West Virginia man accused of gunning down Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum plans to ask a judge for bail June 17.

Tennis Melvin Maynard also faces a tentative Oct. 21 trial. The 37-year-old received the court dates at a Wednesday arraignment.

Maynard is accused of fatally shooting Crum on April 3. The sheriff was parked in downtown Williamson.

After a short vehicle chase, authorities say Maynard pulled a gun on a deputy who then shot and wounded him. Maynard wore hospital garments at Wednesday's hearing.

A grand jury indicted Maynard on first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and fleeing charges.

Investigators have not discussed a possible motive. Maynard's father has said his son has mental health issues.

Crum's widow was appointed sheriff after his killing and she attended Maynard's arraignment.

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