MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A man accused of killing his supposed drug supplier in June 2008 and burying the body behind his mobile home in a shallow grave near Falling Waters, W.Va., was indicted Wednesday by a Berkeley County grand jury seated this week for the February term of circuit court.
Carl Eugene "Gene" Manford, 50, of 230 Kurtis Drive, was indicted on felony counts of first-degree murder and grand larceny in the death of James Darrell Tucker, according to Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Jean Games-Neely's office.
Police investigators have said Tucker, 34, was murdered June 28, 2008, and have said Manford also stole the victim's vehicle, a white Pontiac G6, after he allegedly committed the crime.
Tucker was reported missing June 29, 2008, after he failed to show up for work the night of June 28. Authorities exhumed his body on July 9 from a wooded area behind a trailer police have said was rented by Manford.