Sheriff gives update on injured deputy
by FRED PACE, EDITOR
Boone County deputy Lt. Delmar Browning was injured while trying to capture murder suspect Wesley Kinder Wednesday.
Today, Boone County Sheriff Rodney Miller gave an update on the injured deputy.
"Lt. Browning has approximately 24 years service with the Boone County Sheriff's Office," according to Miller.
"At approximately 4:30 p.m., Sept. 28, a search for a murder suspect, Wesley Kinder, was taking place in the Ashford area with deputies and troopers receiving numerous reports and sightings of Kinder in the area," Miller explained.
"Lt. Browning received word by radio that Kinder had been spotted on Secondary Rt. 5 traveling Rumble toward Ashford near the underpass area of Ashford," he said. "Lt. Browning was in the area and saw Kinder's vehicle, a green Ford Focus traveling toward him."
Miller said Lt. Browning used his vehicle to block the road and stopped Kinder.
"Kinder refused to get out of his vehicle, and began backing up the road until he was blocked by an oncoming service truck," he said. "As Lt. Browning was walking to the vehicle ordering Kinder out, Kinder placed his vehicle in drive, and drove toward the deputy to run over him."
Kinder struck Lt. Browning and knocked him approximately 30 into a nearby creek.
Kinder exited his vehicle and walked to the embankment and cursed the deputy, then walked away, according to reports. "Troopers captured Kinder nearby after the incident," according to Miller.
Kinder was charged by deputies with malicious assault of a government representative, which carries a 3 to 15 year prison sentence if found guilty.
He was arraigned at approximately 10 p.m. Wednesday night, Sept. 28, before Boone Magistrate Charles Byrnside, where bond was set at $50,000, cash only. He was also arraigned on the state police charges of 1st degree murder where no bond was set on the murder charges, which must be set by the circuit judge.
Lt. Browning was transported to CAMC General in Charleston, where he has been admitted being treated for his injuries, Miller added.
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