Special grand jury indicts 3, including former deputy - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

Special grand jury indicts 3, including former Raleigh County deputy

Posted: Updated:
Special grand jury in Raleigh County indicts three men, including former deputy Randy Burgess. Special grand jury in Raleigh County indicts three men, including former deputy Randy Burgess.
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • One man shot early Saturday morning in Beckley

    One man shot early Saturday morning in Beckley

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:36:35 GMT
         One man is in custody Saturday after a bar shooting in Raleigh County.
         One man is in custody Saturday after a bar shooting in Raleigh County.
  • Correctional officers and inmates indicted in plot to kill another inmate

    Correctional officers and inmates indicted in plot to kill another inmate

    Correctional officers and inmates indicted in plot to kill another inmate

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:34:24 GMT
    WV State Regional Jail Authority Director, Joe DeLong, confirmed that four correctional officers and four other inmates are now charged after they plotted to kill another inmate.
    WV State Regional Jail Authority Director, Joe DeLong, confirmed that four correctional officers and four other inmates are now charged after they plotted to kill another inmate.
  • Crews battle a house fire for several hours in Pax

    Crews battle a house fire for several hours in Pax

    Crews battle a house fire for several hours in Pax

    Sunday, April 20 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-04-20 19:53:00 GMT
    A house burnt for several hours last night in Pax before fire crews could put it out.Officials say nobody lived in the home that was located on Paint Street.The Pax Fire Department's assistant Chief, John Lovelace, said that arson looked to be the cause."Because nobody lives here and there's no way it could have been an electrical fire, so we think somebody set it," he said.Some Pax residents said that when houses catch on fire like this they are left worried for their own home."It crosses my...
    A house burnt for several hours last night in Pax before fire crews could put it out.Officials say nobody lived in the home that was located on Paint Street.The Pax Fire Department's assistant Chief, John Lovelace, said that arson looked to be the cause."Because nobody lives here and there's no way it could have been an electrical fire, so we think somebody set it," he said.Some Pax residents said that when houses catch on fire like this they are left worried for their own home."It crosses my...

A trio of indictments were returned on Friday following a special session of the Raleigh County grand jury.

Among those who were indicted is former Raleigh County Sheriff's Deputy Randy Burgess.  Burgess was indicted on three counts of Fraud with and Access Device, three counts of Breaking and Entering, one count of Embezzlement and one count of Impersonating a Law Enforcement Officer. 

According to the indictment, Burgess broke into cruisers belonging to the Sheriff's Department and allegedly stole gas credit cards.  Burgess then reportedly used the cards to make purchases for himself. 

This all happened after he resigned from the Sheriff's Department on July 9.  Before his resignation, Burgess had been on suspension since January.  That was because he is accused of Felony Child Abuse.

The second indictment was against Gary Wayne Richmond.  Richmond was indicted on charges of Attempted First Degree Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer, Wanton Endangerment with a Firearm and Obstructing an Officer.

Those charges stem from a shootout between Richmond and State Troopers that took place at Richmond's home on New River Road. That happened back in June.  Richmond reportedly answered his door holding a revolver and fired a shot at the trooper.  That lead to a brief shootout in which Richmond was injured.

The final indictment was against Dennis Dewayne Lilly.  Lilly was indicted on 29 charges of Breaking and Entering.  The indictment accuses Lilly of breaking into campers at Lake Stephens State Park.  That happened in Oct. 2012.

Burgess, Richmond and Lilly will be arraigned on Tuesday, Nov. 5 in front of Judge H.L Kirkpatrick.