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More than 120 indicted in Raleigh County

Desean Farley, 23, is charged with first degree murder. Desean Farley, 23, is charged with first degree murder.
Johnnie Champ Johnnie Champ
Tommy Vance Tommy Vance

RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA) More than 120 individuals are indicted by the January 2015 Grand Jury in Raleigh County.

The charges range from burglary, drug offenses, fraud, malicious wounding, murder, robbery, and sex crimes against children.

Joe Collins, 67, of Glen White is charged with first degree murder in the August 31 shooting death of Larry Totten. Police say the murder took place in White's home.

Desean Farley, 23, of Beckley is charged with the shooting death of Chester Hayes, 48. Hayes was killed on June 12 in the parking lot of the Willbrian Apartment Complex in Beckley.


Johnny Champ, 44, of Princeton, WV is charged with soliciting a minor via computer, and first degree sexual assault. According to the Beckley Police Dept., he attempted to assault a woman's five year old daughter. 

James Shirley, 25, is charged with three counts third degree sexual assault and burglary. Shirley is a former custodian at Stanaford Elementary.

Tommy Vance, 37, of Stanaford is charged with child abuse resulting in serious injury, malicious wounding, presentation of false information regarding child's injuries.

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