ROANE MAN SHOT IN HEAD BY POLICE ASKING FOR DISMISSAL OF CHARGES

(02/20/2013)

A man allegedly shot in the head by a State Police trooper who was carrying out an arrest warrant on misdemeanor charges has asked a judge to force Kanawha County prosecutors to dismiss those charges.

Stephen Shawn Krein filed a petition in Kanawha Circuit Court Friday, alleging that Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants has ignored repeated requests to dismiss a string of misdemeanor charges filed against Krein in 2008.

That year, State Police troopers attempted to serve an arrest warrant on Krein in the parking lot of a convenience store off U.S. 119 in Roane County. Trooper L.W. Price opened fire on him as he attempted to flee in his pickup truck, striking him in the head above his right ear, according to a federal lawsuit filed against the State Police in 2011.

Krein survived the gunshot but is now in a wheelchair, said his lawyer, Mike Clifford.

The month before, emergency dispatchers issued a "be on the lookout" for a red truck that was driving erratically in the Clendenin area. State Police Cpl. Patrick J. Mooney spotted the vehicle on 119 and followed it to Keifer Fork Road, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court ...

See   Man suing State Police wants misdemeanors dropped; Trooper allegedly shot him during arrest on those charges   By Zac Taylor for the Charleston Gazette

See also   CLENDENIN MAN CRITICAL AFTER ATTEMPTING TO RUN OVER TROOPERS

MAN SHOT IN HEAD BY TROOPERS MAY 'NOT COME OUT OF THIS'

STATE POLICE ACTED PROPERLY IN ROANE SHOOTING

ROANE GRAND JURY FINDS NO CASE AGAINST TROOPER

ROANE STATE POLICE SHOOTING GOES TO FEDERAL COURT


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