SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. — A Putnam County man is jailed on a murder charge after police say he ran over a man who was waving for him to slow down on a narrow street. 

It’s alleged Morgan Vandergriff, 37, of Scott Depot, intentionally swerved his vehicle toward John Maynard, 38, who was standing in a driveway on Ranch Lake Boulevard in Scott Depot. Maynard was struck and killed at about 3:45 Wednesday.  

According to Putnam County deputies, Maynard yelled for Vandergriff to slow down because there was a stopped school bus close by. Vandergriff didn’t stop after the collision. 

Vandergriff was arraigned on the murder charge Wednesday night and housed in Western Regional Jail. 

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

bubble graphic

bubble graphic