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    Man accused in deadly Cabell County police chase to undergo psychological evaluation

    By Jessica Patterson,


    CABELL COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – A man facing several charges in two counties following a deadly crash will undergo a psychological evaluation in his Cabell County case.

    Samuel McCoy appeared in Cabell County court Monday where the evaluation was requested during his pretrial. It was approved with no objections. As the evaluation is expected to take time, the case has been waived to next term, and McCoy is due back in court June 17.


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    The charges against McCoy stem from a deadly crash during a police pursuit in Huntington last fall.

    The chase began Monday, Oct. 23 in Wayne County after McCoy allegedly failed to stop for drug enforcement officers. The chase went into Cabell County on 5th Street, forcing an officer off the road in the process of the chase. The vehicle then went onto 8th Avenue where McCoy allegedly drove through a red light at the 20th Street intersection, striking an SUV.

    Two men and two teenagers were in the SUV, and all four were taken to the hospital for medical treatment, authorities said after the crash. The 16-year-old passenger died from his injuries.

    According to court records, McCoy was indicted on the following charges:

    • Driving under the influence causing death
    • Driving under the influence causing serious bodily injury – three counts
    • Fleeing in a vehicle causing death
    • Fleeing in a vehicle causing bodily injury – three counts
    • Fleeing in a vehicle while driving under the influence
    • Fleeing in a vehicle with reckless indifference

    McCoy pleaded not guilty to the Cabell County charges against him in March. He remains in the Western Regional Jail on a $181,500 cash-only bond.

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