LATEST: Beckley murder suspect appears in court

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BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — 11:00 a.m. February 19, 2020 UPDATE: A man accused of murder in Beckley appeared in court.

Jalen Alexander had an arraignment hearing in front of Judge Robert Burnside Wednesday, February 19, 2020. He plead not guilty to a first degree murder charge.

Alexander will be back in court April 27, 2020 at 9a.m.

Alexander led police on a manhunt after allegedly killing Maurice Webster at the Hargrove Street Apartments in Beckley back in May, 2019.


BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — 8:30 p.m. January 23, 2020 UPDATE: The man who led police on a manhunt after allegedly killing someone in Beckley was indicted.

The Raleigh County Grand Jury returned indictments for Jalen Malik Alexander. He was charged with first degree murder.

Alexander will be arraigned on February 6, 2020.


BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — 5:15 p.m. May 28, 2019 UPDATE:  Beckley Police have announced a murder suspect is now in custody. 24-year-old Jalen Malik Alexander was wanted for First Degree Murder.

Alexander was arrested on Tuesday, May 28 by officers with the Winston-Salem Police Department.  He is the suspect in the death of Maurice Webster who was killed on Hargrove Street in Beckley on May 17.

Alexander is being held in North Carolina until he can be extradited back to West Virginia.


May 17, 2019 UPDATE:  Beckley police are on the hunt for a suspect in a shooting.

They’re looking for Jalen Malik Alexander. He is wanted in connection to the murder of Maurice Emmanuel Webster.

Detectives said Webster was fatally shot at the Hargrove Street Apartments just after 1 a.m. Friday morning. He later died as a result of his injuries.

Alexander is facing first degree murder charges.

He should be considered armed and dangerous.


ORIGINAL STORY: Beckley Police is investigating a shooting at an apartment complex.

According to detectives, police were called to the Hargrove Street Apartments Friday, May 17, 2019, just after 1:15a.m. Officers found Maurice Emmanuel Webster with a gunshot wound. Webster later died as a result of his injuries.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. 

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Detective Cpl. Stewart at the Beckley Police Department or Crimestoppers of West Virginia.

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