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Hearing dates changed in W.Va. poaching case

March 26th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Times News reports some pre-trial hearings in a poaching case that spans three counties in West Virginia and crosses into Maryland await new dates. In January, West Virginia Natural Resources Police said 223 charges involving at least 27 antlered bucks taken illegally in Mineral, Grant and Hampshire counties from mid September to late December were filed against eight area residents including former Mineral County deputy sheriffs Tyler Biggs and Dalton Dolly, who resigned from their jobs.

Also charged is Allegany County Department of Emergency Services EMS Chief Christopher Biggs, who was suspended from his job for “alleged violation of law,” county officials said.

Others charged are Colton Broadwater, Ivy Rodehaver, Robert Horner Sr., Robert "Beau" Horner Jr. and Gregory Broadwater.

According to the Mineral County magistrate office Friday, pre-trial hearings will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m. April 8 for Tyler Biggs and his father Christopher Biggs, and Robert Horner Sr. and his son Robert "Beau" Horner Jr.

No dates have been set in Mineral County for Rodehaver, Dolly, Colton Broadwater or his father Gregory Broadwater.

On Thursday, Grant County court officials decided to reschedule a hearing for Tyler Biggs, but a new date hasn't been set.

A pre-trial hearing for Tyler Biggs is scheduled for 9:20 a.m. April 26 in Hampshire County.