Court Upholds Dismissal of Lawsuit Filed by Sheriff's Widow


The state Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the widow of Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum over burial expenses.

WCHS-TV reports the court ruled Friday it found no error in a Mingo County Circuit Court decision that no contract existed between Rosie Crum and the lawsuit’s defendants.

She filed the 2015 lawsuit claiming that two Mingo County commissioners and a former commissioner assured her that they would take care of her husband’s funeral and burial costs. It claimed a funeral home arranged for an elaborate funeral without her permission and held her responsible for the costs.

Eugene Crum was fatally shot as he ate lunch in his parked vehicle in Williamson in April 2013.

Suspect Tennis Maynard was found mentally incompetent to stand trial.