The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

October 17, 2012

Two of three suspects in murder bound to grand jury

By Sarah Plummer
Register-Herald Reporter

— Probable cause has now been found for two suspects in the Sept. 26 shooting death of Beckley resident Shawn Rucker.

In separate preliminary hearings before Raleigh County Magistrate Richard Jones, Cornealius “Ty” Taylor, 22, and Alfred Pittman, 23, had their cases bound over to the January term of the Raleigh County grand jury.

A third suspect, Dwayne Lane, 22, was originally scheduled for a preliminary hearing Tuesday, but the hearing was postponed and will be rescheduled.

The three men are charged with 1st degree murder for allegedly shooting Rucker during a home invasion at a residence on 6th Street on Sept. 26.