Murder suspect caught, family hopes for answers

Published: May. 7, 2019 at 12:08 PM EDT
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Update 5/21/19

Federal agents caught Kalyle Woods in Columbus, Ohio Tuesday.

Investigators say 19-year-old Woods killed Roger Marcum and tried to kill Randall Bowen in Mingo County, West Virginia on May 7.

Woods will be extradited back to Mingo County.

Update 9:55 p.m.

A Pike County woman is calling for the man who killed her brother to turn himself in.

Officials with the Mingo County Sheriff's Office say 19-year-old Kalyle Woods, of Ohio, shot and killed Roger Marcum II last Friday.

When deputies responded to the shooting in Williamson, they found 37-year-old Roger Marcum dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

"I would like to know why he would take the only person that me and my mother had left away", said Nancy Bowen, who is Marcum's sister. "And his children, his two girls, are suffering."

Marcum leaves behind two teenage daughters. His sister says Marcum always worked hard to provide for his girls.

"He won't even get to see them walk down the aisle and get married", Bowen said. "That's the sad part."

Officials from the Mingo County Sheriff's Office are searching for Kalyle Woods. Deputies say the 19-year-old from Columbus, Ohio goes by the nickname, 'Fresh'.

"I hope he has kids, just as well as my brother did", said Bowen. "I know it's not right. And I hate to say it. I'm not sorry. I'm not sorry for not one word I said about the man."

Marcum's family is not only desperate for answers, but for justice.

"If he's man enough to pull a gun and kill somebody, you should be man enough to come and turn yourself in", said Bowen.


The Mingo County Sheriff's Office is searching for a Columbus man wanted for murder.

The sheriff's office said they obtained warrants for Kalyle Woods, 19, of Columbus, Ohio, in connection to the murder of Roger Marcum II and the attempted murder of Randall Bowen.

Woods also goes by the nickname "Fresh."

The sheriff's office believes Woods has left Mingo County.

Deputies with the sheriff's office ask that if anyone has any information on Woods to call 911 or the sheriff's office at 1-(304)-235-0300.

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