Meigs Murder Suspect Arraigned

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POMEROY, Ohio (WOUB) –  A West Virginia man was arraigned today in relation to the killing of former Wahama High School football star and Meigs County resident Kane Roush.

Jaquan Hall, 21, from Charleston, WV, was extradited to Ohio to face charges for Roush’s death. Hall has been charged with aggravated murder, an unclassified felony, murder, an unclassified felony, complicity, an unclassified felony and conspiracy, a first-degree felony. 

Hall was indicted June 17. After weeks of being at-large, the U.S. Marshall Service and Charleston Police brought him into custody on July 6. 

In his arraignment hearing today held on Zoom, Hall pleaded not guilty to the charges. The Meigs County Court of Common Pleas set a $2 million cash bond. In the event that he is able post bond, the prosecution requested that Hall have no firearm, drugs or alcohol, and to not have contact with Roush’s parents. 

The defense wished to note Hall’s cooperation with law enforcement, with Hall himself stating that he was walking to the police station to turn himself in when the U.S. Marshall Service apprehended him. 

After hearing the arguments, Judge Linda Warner accepted the terms of the prosecution team’s request.

Hall is currently being held in the Washington County Jail. His first pretrial hearing is scheduled to take place on Aug. 19.