HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The man accused of killing Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum did not look at Crum's widow when he entered the courtroom Wednesday.
Tennis Melvin Maynard only briefly waved to his brother and father, who he hasn't seen since the shooting on April 3. He stared straight ahead and did not make eye contact with anyone else.
Maynard, 37, was arraigned before Cabell Circuit Judge Paul Farrell on charges of first-degree murder, attempted murder and fleeing with reckless indifference. He pleaded not guilty to all charges.
The judge ordered him held in the Western Regional Jail without bail until then. Farrell also set a tentative trial date of Oct. 21 in Mingo County.
Maynard plans to ask the judge to set bail at a hearing on June 17. On Wednesday, he only spoke to answer yes or no to the judge's questions.
Maynard, who was shot several times by Mingo County Sheriff's Deputy Norman Mines after Crum was shot, appeared before Farrell wearing a hospital gown and hospital-provided slippers.
Rosie Crum, who succeeded her husband as sheriff, sat in the front row with her family. She followed Maynard with her eyes as he passed in front of her. She cried and visibly shook during the hearing.
Williamson Police Chief Dave Rockel sat quietly beside her, and Mines walked her out after the hearing. She declined to talk to reporters.
Melvin and Leslie Maynard, Tennis Maynard's father and brother, sat behind him and edged closer in their seats to get a better look. They told a Gazette reporter that they did not want to talk.
Richard Weston, Maynard's attorney, said after the hearing that he wants to hire an expert before he argues that Maynard's trial should not be held in Mingo County.
"Obviously, I'm sure there's a lot of sentiment against him down there," Weston said, "so we plan to hire an expert in the matter and see what he has to say."