|The Charleston Daily Mail reported Thursday morning that William Anthony Denmark, 58, of Beech, has been released from Central Regional Jail on $50,000 bond.|
Denmark, his wife Jackie and son Seth have all been incarcerated on charges related to an alleged shooting, a kidnapping and a report given by a witness Veronica Cottrill, alleging that Seth Denmark, 22, shot David Beach in the head and buried him in a grave four years ago.
A hearing was set Tuesday in Calhoun Magistrate Court regarding Jackie Denmark. See thetimesrecord.net
Sgt. O.S. Starsick of the Grantsville Detachment told the Daily Mail that while Beach's body has not been found, the complaints say evidence to support the witnesses statements was discovered at the home.
"They were acquaintances," Starsick said of the relationship between Seth Denmark and David Beach. "This is a rural community. They knew each other through mutual friends and became acquaintances," according to the Daily Mail.
Starsick told Spencer Newspapers, "We don't have any evidence either-or...Hopefully we'll have some more concrete answers in the next week or two."
The Daily Mail reported that Roane deputies and troopers from the Grantsville detachment began following up on new leads in January after several people came forward with information, claiming to have heard Seth Denmark making comments about Beach's whereabouts.
Cottrill, who Sgt. Starsick described as a friend of Seth, gave a statement to investigators on Feb. 2. She said she was with Seth when he picked up Beach along Main Street in Spencer and rode with them to the Denmark farm.
Starsick told the Charleston paper that Seth had not yet been charged with murder because no body has been found.
"We haven't had any confirmation on whether (Beach) is dead or alive," he said. "We're hoping that he's alive."
The sergeant said the investigation is ongoing and additional charges will likely be filed.
Seth Denmark and his mother are at Central Regional Jail with no bond set.
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