The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Local News

August 8, 2006

Fourth arrest made in Beckley mob beating

A fourth arrest was made Tuesday night in connection with the June mob beating on Barber Avenue, and the man arrested was found with more than 10 grams of illegal narcotics, police said.

Quentin Thompson, 21, of Beckley, was arrested on two warrants for first-degree robbery and malicious wounding, said Capt. Pat McMillion, evening shift supervisor for the Beckley Police Department. He was also charged with possession of cocaine with intent to deliver and possession of marijuana.

Thompson is being held in the Southern Regional Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond set by Raleigh County Magistrate Steve Massie, McMillion said.

Sgts. Frankie Shelton and Chuck Ragland were on patrol on Barber Avenue when they saw Thompson and knew warrants had been issued for Thompson’s arrest, McMillion said. Thompson was then taken into custody without incident.

Shelton and Ragland then found 5.4 grams of cocaine and 4.6 grams of marijuana on Thompson, McMillion said.

The arrest warrants against Thompson stemmed from an incident on Barber Avenue June 10, McMillion said.

About 4 a.m. that morning, three men encountered a group of seven to 10 people in the 200 block of Barber Avenue, according to Detective Lt. Jeff Shumate. A suspect noticed one of the victims had money and struck the man, beginning to demand it. Soon, several other subjects became involved, police said.

The suspects struck the victims with chairs, sticks and their hands and fists, Shumate said. One victim was robbed of $80.

Kaliche Morris, 21, of Beckley; Samuel Rico Medley, 19, of Beckley; and Donald Lee Cox, 30, of Coal City were arrested and charged with first-degree robbery and malicious wounding in June in connection with the incident, according to Shumate.

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