Marion County deputies arrest Worthington man on first-degree murder charge

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UPDATE (3/28/18 2:47 p.m.):

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Marion County man Tuesday.

Deshawn Glover, 20, of Worthington, admitted to deputies that he did plan and carry out the shooting of Josephus Coburn on March 14, near a private roadway on Kisner Hill Road, deputies said. 

Then, on March 21, Glover allegedly stole a 2006 GMC Sierra from Market Street in Fairmont, according to Fairmont Police. 

Police said Glover was seen on camera at about 5:26 p.m. looking into a truck while walking by. Glover was seen coming back to the truck with a mask over his face looking at the truck again at about 5:30 p.m., police said. Glover was seen at about 8 p.m. walking up to the truck, entering it and driving off. 

Police said they identified Glover through social media and by comparing his DMV photo to the camera footage. 

Officials have not confirmed if or how the events are connected. 

Glover has been charged with first-degree murder and grand larceny. He was taken to the North Central Regional Jail.


ORIGINAL (3/27/18 6:26 p.m.): 

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department has been investigating a homicide from over the weekend.

Sheriff Jimmy Riffle said that Saturday morning hunters found the body of a white man in a wooded area near the Monongalia and Marion County line off of Route 73.

The man was later identified as Josephus Coburn of Marion County, Riffle said.

Coburn had been reported as missing the day before, according to Riffle.

His body was sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office, where it was determined that he had died of a homicide, Riffle said.

Riffle said they have a suspect in custody and expects to press charges soon.

Sheriff Riffle said no further details are being released at this time and that the investigation is continuing.

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