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Mercer County magistrate under investigation

Rick Fowler; file image Rick Fowler; file image

PRINCETON (WVVA) - A Mercer County magistrate is under investigation for allegedly showing favoritism to certain defendants, Prosecutor Scott Ash tells WVVA News.

Magistrate Rick Fowler is under investigation by the county prosecutor's office. And a spokesman for the Mercer County Sheriff's Department confirms that an investigator from the Judicial Investigation Commission was also in Princeton earlier this week looking into the allegations.

No charges have been filed thus far.

WVVA News will have more details on the investigation this evening on WVVA News at 6.

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