The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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June 3, 2014

Beckley man to face jury for attempted murder

— Jurors were selected Monday for the trial of a 27-year-old Beckley man accused of attempted first-degree murder in January 2011.  

The trial continues today for Raymond Page Stoumile, who was arrested in April 2011 after allegedly shooting Anthony Johnson, also of Beckley.  

Police reported Stoumile and Johnson began an altercation outside of Club Phoenix in Mabscott around 1:30 a.m. Jan. 28, 2011; Stoumile allegedly fired several shots which struck Johnson in the upper body and Stoumile fled the scene.

Stoumile was arrested by Raleigh County Sheriff’s deputies in Columbus, Ohio.

Raleigh County Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Tom Truman said Stoumile’s time to enter a guilty plea ran out, and his case must now be heard before a jury.

Judge H.L. Kirkpatrick will preside over the case.

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Stoumile has been convicted of multiple crimes since 2006, and he is currently serving 15 years for wanton endangerment and felony possession of a firearm from a 2009 shooting incident near the Hager Street apartments.

Stoumile admitted he shot an AK-47 rifle in a densely populated area; he had initially pleaded not guilty and his case was set for trial, but he eventually pleaded guilty to both charges.

His other convictions include possession of cocaine with intent to deliver, driving on a revoked license due to third DUI arrest, fleeing from the police on foot, malicious wounding from a September 2006 shooting incident, possession of crack cocaine and possession of marijuana.

— E-mail: wholdren@register-herald.com

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