Bail at 250,000 for teenager who escaped from juvenile custody

MADISON, W.Va. — A Boone County magistrate has set bail at $250,00 for the Wood County teenager who escaped juvenile custody for a few hours Sunday evening.

Dominick McClung

Dominick McClung, 18, of Parkersburg, is now housed in the South Western Jail. He was in the custody of the state Division of Juvenile Services when he fled a transport van Sunday afternoon at the GoMart in Danville. He’s been housed at the Donald J. Kuhn Juvenile Center in nearby Julian since his arrest last fall.

McClung was charged last fall in the Labor Day 2019 death of Karen Yeager, 68. Her body was found underneath the 5th Street Bridge in south Parkersburg. Her body had been stabbed and beaten.

McClung was 17 when he was first changed but he is being tried as an adult. He was indicted earlier this month on numerous charges including first-degree murder, robbery, burglary and concealment of a body.

A co-defendant in the case, Michael Leadman,  of Parkersburg, has already pleaded guilty to second degree murder and was sentenced to 40 years in prison last October. He told the court he and a juvenile planned to break into Yeager’s home on Broad Street in Parkersburg.

McClung turned 18 last week.

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