UPDATE 8/7/2019 - The Clay County Magistrate Court said Tuesday no charges have been filed in what was reported to be a gruesome fight between former state trooper Aaron D. Nichols and he ex-brother-in-law James B. Gould.

Gould was hospitalized in a Charleston hospital.

State Police confirmed they are investigating the July 13 incident, but have yet to release details about fight.

UPDATE 7/30/2019 - The WV State Police responded to a public information request regarding a fight in Clay County on July 13, with one man identified as James B. Gould receiving serious injuries, a patient in a Charleston hospital.

Shallon R. Oglesby of the WVSP said, "On Saturday July 13, 2019 Trooper First Class S.L Bass responded to a battery complaint occurring along Clay Maysel Road, Clay, WV. involving Aaron D. Nichols and James B. Gould."

"Mr. Gould and Mr. Nichols are former brother-in-laws. Mr. Gould and Mr. Nichols were involved in a physical altercation. Mr. Gould received medical treatment for injuries sustained following the altercation. The investigation in on going."

Aaron D. Nichols is a former state trooper.

7/17/2019 - The Clay County Magistrate Court told the Hur Herald today that no charges have been brought in what has been reported to be brutal injuries inflicted on a Clay man identified as Brian Gould.

Gould is in a Charleston hospital reportedly suffering from the loss of eyesight and possibly the loss of an eye.

The confrontation between Gould and another man, according to unconfirmed reports, happened last weekend.

The WV State Police say they are investigating the matter.

7/15/2019 - Numerous reports surfaced over the weekend regarding an alleged fight between individuals in Clay County that hospitalized at least one.

State Police at Big Otter told the Hur Herald that an investigation is underway regarding the incident, which they indicated involved former state policemen Aaron Nichols and Brian Gould.

Gould is reportedly Nichols former brother-in-law.

Gould was reported to be hospitalized in a Charleston hospital, according to unconfirmed sources, with serious injuries. Those injuries have been reported, yet to be confirmed, that Gould has lost his eyesight and most likely his eye.

The Clay Magistrate Court said Tuesday that no criminal complaints had been filed in the matter.

No other details available.

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