Man Arrested In West Virginia Awaits Extradition

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An Ashland man has been charged in connection with a murder case involving a man whose remains were found after he had been missing last month.

Kentucky State Police said Thursday that James E. Mcwain, 54, was arrested Monday in Charleston, WV, and is awaiting extradition. He is charged in Kentucky with third-degree arson and tampering with physical evidence.

Police believe Mcwain was involved in trying to dispose of evidence related to the death of Christopher M. Frazier, 29, of Westwood, Ky.

Frazier was reported missing April 8. His remains were found 11 days later.

Police said earlier that Carlton Gallman, 36, of Ashland was charged with murder and that Gallman and Aaron W. Gallion, 35, of Ashland were charged with tampering with evidence.