1/29/2022 6:30 p.m. update: An overnight shooting leaves two people dead and one man behind bars in Fayette County.

According to Sheriff Mike Fridley, it happened in the early hours this morning near Dempsey Road in Fayetteville.

The victims were identified as James “Jimmy” Neal, and Rhonda Cox, both of Fayetteville.


Carl Blaine Cox, of Fayetteville, is charged with two counts of 1st Degree Murder, a felony. He was transported to Southern Regional Jail to await court proceedings.

If you have any information, contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.


FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WVNS)– Deputies in Fayette County are investigating a shooting that happened in the early morning hours on January 29, 2022, in the Dempsey Road area.

According to Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley, two people are dead and the investigation is still ongoing.

The victims’ names are not being released at this time.

If you have any information regarding this incident, contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department at 304-574-3590.

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