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Man in Day Report program found dead near Belle

By Staff reports

BELLE, W.Va. -- A Valley Grove man was found dead Friday morning along Simmons Creek Road near Belle.

Cpl. Brian Humphreys, of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department, said Lewis Taylor Jr., 30, was found dead in the 3400 block of Simmons Creek Road before 7 a.m.

Humphreys said Taylor was a member of the Kanawha County Day Report program, an alternative sentencing program that tries to divert offenders from jail by requiring them to attend life skills classes. Taylor was put on Day Report by order of the Kanawha County Domestic Violence Court.

Humphreys said there were no obvious signs of trauma or foul play. Taylor's body was sent to the state Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.


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