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Man charged in beating death among Tazewell County indictments

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TAZEWELL (WVVA) - A Cedar Bluff man accused of beating another man to death last November has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge.

Willard Rell Cook, 35, was arrested last December and charged in the beating death of Russell County native Tim Mitchell.

In a previous report, police said Mitchell was found dead in a vehicle at his home. Cook had allegedly killed Mitchell following a dispute while the two were together -- away from the home.

Cook is one of 46 indictments handed down by the September sitting of the Tazewell County Grand Jury.

Other indictments range from drug charges to grand larceny. Click here to view the complete list of indictments.

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