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Felony charges against suspended Allegany County EMS chief dismissed

April 8th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Times News reports two felony charges against Allegany County's suspended Department of Emergency Services EMS chief, who was charged in connection with what some have called the largest deer poaching case in West Virginia's history, were dismissed Friday in Mineral County Magistrate Court. “I’m feeling like today is a small victory,” Christopher Biggs said outside the Keyser courtroom. “I think the judicial system got it right." West Virginia Natural Resources Police conducted the investigation that led to 223 charges against Biggs and seven other area residents and involving at least 27 antlered bucks being illegally taken in Mineral, Grant and Hampshire counties from mid-September to late December 2021. A motion to dismiss the felony charges of forgery and conspiracy to commit forgery was granted by Grant County Magistrate Willard Earle II, who presided in the hearing. Biggs, who is suspended without pay from his Allegany County role, remains charged with four misdemeanor counts.