Maynard is charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and fleeing with reckless indifference.
Maynard fled to Delbarton after the shooting, where police say he pointed a gun at Mingo Sheriff's Deputy Norman Mines. Mines opened fire, hitting Maynard several times.
Sparks is trying not to lose his law license after the state Office of Disciplinary Counsel accused him of not reporting and even taking part in conspiracies of which Thornsbury is accused. He denies any wrongdoing.
Sparks had worked with Crum in a prescription-pill crackdown known as "Operation Zero Tolerance." Sparks later said that Crum's slaying is not connected to drugs but did not speculate on a possible motive.
Maynard's father and brother said after a hearing last month that Crum sexually assaulted Maynard as a teenager. Sparks said he appointed investigators to look into those allegations and that they found no evidence to support that allegation.
Plants said he doesn't have any specific knowledge about the case yet.
"But come Thursday, when I have the file, I'll obviously make myself aware of all the evidence," he said.
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