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BECKLEY, W.Va -

A Georgia man is behind bars Thursday morning after an accident in Raleigh County.  The crash happened Monday evening in Clear Creek.

The driver of the car, Benjamin Payne, was taken to Raleigh General Hospital where he refused medical treatment.  During the crash investigation, troopers found a firearm with the serial number ground off in the car.  Troopers then discovered Payne was a convicted felon in several states.

Payne was picked up for the violation at a home in Clear Creek.  He is being held in the Southern Regional Jail.  Stay with 59News as we continue to follow this developing story.