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Second Man Charged With Beckley Hit-and-Run Death


Police have charged a second person with murder in the death of a Raleigh County man who was hit by a pickup truck.

Media outlets report that Raleigh County sheriff’s deputies arrested 23-year-old Austin Ray Redden of Glen Morgan on Friday.

Redden’s brother, 28-year-old Willis Wilson of Princewick, was arrested earlier last week.

The sheriff’s office has said that Wilson and the victim, Tommy Joe Lambert of Besoco, were involved in an altercation on May 9.

Witnesses told deputies that they saw a pickup truck intentionally swerve and hit Lambert in Besoco before fleeing.

 A criminal complaint says Wilson was driving the truck and Redden was a passenger. Both brothers are being held at the Southern Regional Jail.