Putnam Co. Sheriff's Dept
Orville "Pete" Cobb III

WINFIELD, W.Va. — A Putnam County man is facing indictment for the October 2016 murder of a man in Hurricane.

Orville “Pete” Cobb, III, was indicted this week by the Putnam County grand jury over the stabbing death of Shannon Jones, 39, of Scott Depot. Jones died of a single stab wound October 7, 2016 at a home in the 70 block of Marina Park in Hurricane.

At the time Putnam County deputies say Jones appeared to have died in an altercation which started as a shouting match and turned physical. Cobb was never named as a suspect or arrested, but authorities took the case straight to the grand jury.

Cobb faces an indictment of second degree murder.

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