Update 11:30 a.m. June 28, 2021 — Another man was arrested in connection to a brutal crime in Beckley.

James Meeks-Little is charged with malicious wounding, kidnapping and conspiracy to commit a felony. Investigators said Meeks-Little and Joshua Lafferty held a man against his will in a dog cage on May 22, 2021. The men allegedly beat the victim and demanded money.

Joshua Lafferty (L) James Meeks-Little (R)

Meeks-Little is from the Detroit, MI area. Lafferty is from Beckley. Both men are being held in Southern Regional Jail without bond.

Meeks-Little is scheduled to appear before Magistrate Richard Jones on Friday at 11 a.m.