CRUM, W.Va. — Witnesses say the Wayne County man accused of killing his neighbor early Saturday morning had been waving a gun around and drinking moonshine earlier in the evening.
Brien Scott Bays, 42, of Crum, was charged in the shooting death Richard Gene Laney, 57, as Laney stood in the doorway of his home on River Bend Road before 1 a.m. on Saturday.
Laney’s wife was asleep in the home at the time.
Laney was shot in the chest and stomach before Bays allegedly left the scene on his ATV. He was arrested later in the day.
Officers with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department were investigating. They’ve had assistance from state police and the U.S. Marshals Service.