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Early Morning Murder in Fayette County



A man has lost his life following a shooting in Fayette County.

Around 2 a.m. on February 18, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department received a notification from the 911 center regarding a reported shooting incident in the Robson area. After arriving on the scene, Sheriff’s Deputies discovered a deceased male. Deputies reported the victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Following the investigation, Doug Greene of Fayette County was arrested on the charge of first-degree murder. He will be housed at the Southern Regional Jail.

Just before 2:30 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff, Mike Fridley released the following statement:

“At around, 2 a.m. this morning, notification was received by the Fayette County 911 Center of a shooting incident in the Robson area. Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies responding to the scene found a deceased male with multiple gunshot wounds.

The suspect, Doug Greene, was arrested following the investigation on the charge of 1st Degree Murder for the shooting death of Craig Anthony Cottle. Information suggests that Greene confronted Cottle at his residence, armed with a small-caliber handgun. Greene will be housed at the Southern Regional Jail awaiting court proceedings.”

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office further added, “If you have any information regarding this incident, contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department at 304-574-3590, or through our Facebook page “Fayette County Sheriff’s Department,” or you can contact Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP. This incident remains under investigation by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Department disclaimer: All defendants are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. A criminal complaint is nothing more than a document that merely alleges a criminal charge.”

The West Virginia Daily News will update with more details as they become available.

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