1/2017 -A Nicut, Calhoun man, Adam Couch, has been sentenced in Gilmer County to a definite term of 40 years in the penitentiary for his former plea of guilty to second degree murder.

Couch had been charged with the murder of a Rosedale man Delbert King in September, 2015.

He will be given credit for all time served beginning September 19, 2015.

Couch was represented by co-counsel of Kevin Hughart and Brian Bailey of Buckhannon.


UPDATE 12/20/2016 - A Nicut, Calhoun man, appeared before Gilmer County Circuit Court in the death of a Rosedale, Gilmer County man, Delbert King.

Adam Couch, 55, entered a plea of guilty to second degree murder, with the other remaining charges in the indictment dismissed.

A pre-sentence investigation was ordered by the court and Couch will be sentenced at 10:00 AM January 9, 2017.

He was represented by co-counsel Kevin Hughart of Sissonville and Brian Bailey of Buckhannon.

UPDATE 11/16/2016 - The trial of State of West Virginia vs. Adam Couch, 55, for 1st degree murder was continued pending an evaluation report being received from Clayman & Associates.

A status hearing in Gilmer County is now set for December 12, 2016 at 11:00 AM.

Couch is represented by co-counsel Kevin Hughart and Brian Bailey of Buckhannon.

Couch, a Nicut, Calhoun man, is charged with the murder of Gilmer resident Delbert King, 50, in September, 2015.

UPDATE 5/31/16 - A Nicut Road, Calhoun man has been indicted for first degree murder in Gimer County, with three additional indictments for wanton endangerment involving a firearm.

Circuit Clerk Karen Elkin said the indictment presentment has been delayed because of a huge backlog at the State Police's crime lab.

Adam Glen Couch, 55, has been incarcerated in Central Regional Jail since the September, 2015 gunshot death of Delbert King, 50, of Rosedale.

UPDATE 11/21/2015 - Adam Glen Couch, 54, of Nicut Road, charged with the 2015 first degree murder of Rosedale man Delbert King, 50, appeared before Gilmer judge Richard Facemire.

Facemire set Couch's bond at $220,000 surety and/or cash and home confinement.

Attorneys for Couch, Kevin Hughart of Sissonville and Brian Bailey of Buckhannon appeared for the hearing.

UPDATE 9/29/2015 - MONEY COULD HAVE BEEN MOTIVE IN ROSEDALE MURDER - Owed money could have been the motive behind a Rosedale Road murder last Friday, according to a criminal complaint filed by State Police in Gilmer County.

Adam Glen Couch, 54, of Nicut Road, Calhoun, has been charged with the murder of Delbert King, 50, of Rosedale Road, and is in Central Regional Jail.

Bond for Couch had not be set for Couch a week after he was arrested, according to the Central Regional Jail site.

A criminal complaint says a source told police that King owed Crouch money.

State Police, in a complaint, says Couch went to 7734 Rosedale Road near Shock and shot King with a 30.30 rifle, inside King's camper.

King was dead on scene from single gunshot wound, when Gilmer EMS arrived. State Police said they recovered the weapon at a Nicut Road residence, and discovered the car in which he was driving.

Multiple police units searched for Couch Friday night following the shooting, which was reported about 5:30 p.m.. He was found at his girlfriend's residence at Nicut, the complaint saying Couch admitted to the shooting.

UPDATE 9/20/2015 - State Police are continuing to investigate the murder of a Shock, Rosedale Road man Delbert King, 50, who was allegedly killed by a Nicut, Calhoun man Friday evening.

Police reports indicate others are being investigated regarding the shooting.

Reports say King was murdered at a camper along Rosedale Road, with Adam Couch, 54, fleeing the scene and then being arrested late Friday at a residence at Nicut.

Details related to the arrest will be available Monday on the Hur Herald.

UPDATE 9/19.2015 - A man suspected of the murder of a Rosedale Rd. man has been identified as Adam Glen Couch, 54, a resident of the Nicut Road area of Calhoun. He is in Central Regional Jail.

According to the jail, he is being charged in Gilmer County.

Police have yet to give a motive for the murder.

Multiple sources told the Hur Herald the victim is Delbert King, 50, of Shock, the shooting happening inside a camper. King was shot in the torso.

State Police say they will be issuing a press release.

Police, late Friday night, said they recovered a weapon at a residence on Upper Nicut Road, likely used in the shooting which happened about 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Police indicated they are looking at other individuals who might have been linked to the shooter.

Saturday afternoon, following a 911 call from Nicut residents, to the apparent location of accused man Couch's house, local State Police went to that location after the complainant said the deceased's brother was knocking on their door.

A report then said that the man left the location and proceeded down Nicut Road.

ORIGINAL STORY 9/18 - State Police and authorities from Braxton or Gilmer County have caught a man who reportedly shot and killed another man at Rosedale Friday evening.

Rosedale residents said the shooting happened at a mobile home between Shock and Rosedale, the shooter using a rifle.

Those sources indicated the victim was about 50.

The names of the victim and suspect are bot being withheld until they can be confirmed.

A report said Braxton authorities had the suspect in custody, finding him at a residence in the Nicut area of Calhoun, other sources say he lived in the Nicut area.

Calhoun authorities scrambled after a BOLO was issued at 6:10 p.m. for the vehicle in which the suspect fled, with the State Police, the Calhoun Sheriffs Department and a Natural Resources Police Officer, searching Little Creek and the Nicut area.

Multiple State Police units were looking for the suspects vehicle, and a weapon in the Nicut area Friday night.

Police were searching a residence on the Upper Nicut Road for the weapon, and recovered it about midnight Friday.

Details of the shooting are not available.

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