UPDATE: Suspect found in crawl space after attempting to burglarize, murder Beaver homeowner identified as relative

Cox, Charles
Cox, Charles(WVVA)
Published: Nov. 14, 2022 at 5:10 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 30, 2022 at 9:19 PM EST
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BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) - Detective Robinson with the Law Enforcement division of Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that the suspect, Charles Cox, is the stepson of the victim, Leslie Wayne Moye.

Cox is said to have been burglarizing his stepfather and biological mother’s home in Beaver on November 14. He then attacked Moye and hid in the home’s crawl space. Cox was arrested for burglary and attempted murder and is being held at Southern Regional Jail on a $100,000 bond.

Moye was transferred to the hospital, where he is being treated for serious lacerations.

BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) - A burglary in Beaver quickly turned more sinister when the suspect attempted to murder the homeowner.

According to a press release from the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a burglary in progress at 3rd Street in Beaver on Monday, November 14. When those deputies arrived on the scene, they had to force their entry into the premises and then discovered the homeowner, Leslie Wayne Moye, with “serious lacerations” to his neck and torso.

These injuries were caused by the suspect, Charles Cox, who had attacked Moye when he attempted to interrupt the burglary.

Cox was later found in the crawl space of the home. He was taken into custody and has been charged with Burglary and Attempted Murder. He is currently being held at Southern Regional Jail on a $100,000 surety or cash bond.

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