Juvenile correctional officers fired, charged in teenager’s escape

MADISON, W.Va. — Two correctional officers at at a Boone County-based Kuhn Juvenile Center have been fired after being charged with helping in an escape.

Alexanderia Shelby, 25, of Harts, and Larissa Mackall, 32, of Julian, were dismissed from their positions on Aug. 7, according to the Division of Juvenile Services.

Dominic McClung

They allegedly helped Dominick McClung, 18, in his June 28 escape from a transport vehicle that was parked in Boone County.

McClung had been treated for a minor head injury at Boone Memorial Hospital. The correctional officer stopped at the GoMart in Danville and that’s when McClung took off. He outran two correctional officers and went across the Coal River. He was found about three hours later crossing Long Branch Road.

A criminal complaint said Shelby and Mackall worked with McClung to plan the escape and that included McClung injuring himself. He was supposed to escape and wind up in Harts where Shelby would pick him up and take him to her home. The complaint also alleges Mackall had an inappropriate relationship with McClung.

Shelby and Mackall were booked last Friday on conspiracy and escape charges. Mackall has posted bond. Shelby is being held on $50,000 bail.

McClung is now an inmate at the South Western Regional Jail in Logan where he faces an escape charge. Bail is set at $250,000 on that charge.

McClung was charged last fall in the Labor Day 2019 death of Karen Yeager, 68, of Parkersburg. 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 in June on numerous charges including first-degree murder, robbery, burglary and concealment of a body.

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