Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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May 30, 2014

UPDATE: Charges dropped against two men in Bluefield beating case

BLUEFIELD — Two Bluefield men have been cleared off all charges relating to the beating and robbery of a Bluefield man, according to Detective K.L. Adams of the Bluefield Police Department.

Jimmy Cook, 21, and William Wetzel, 21, were cleared of conspiracy, first-degree robbery and assault during commission of a felony charges.

Cook confessed to being involved with the beating and robbery of Daniel Baker, 54, of Bluefield, on May 21. Cook, who was intoxicated and under the influence of cocaine, believed that he and Wetzel were part of the beating and robbery after seeing the surveillance video.

Cook and Wetzel’s clothing matched that of the suspects in the video. 

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