WILLIAMSON – The Mingo County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is currently seeking two fugitives that have evaded law enforcement for several weeks.
Chief Field Deputy Joe Smith confirmed Thursday, February 16, that the MCSO is currently actively searching for Jeremiah Maynard and Brian Keith Hatfield.
Jeremiah Maynard is wanted in connection with an incident that occurred January 24 in the Marrowbone Creek area. Smith explained that Maynard had contacted WSAZ earlier this week, requesting that they broadcast a story on his behalf. According to Smith, the call was placed from an Ohio phone number. However, return calls to the Ohio number have been unanswered. The MCSO has contacted the Columbus Police Department in reference to Maynard’s whereabouts.
Smith further explained that Maynard may be on the run due to miscommunication. “I would like to speak to him. We think that Maynard may be under the impression that he is wanted for crimes that he has not been charged with. I would like to encourage Maynard to do the right thing and contact the sheriff’s office and turn himself in. Our main concern is that he be apprehended safely and without altercation.”
The MCSO released an update concerning Maynard last Tuesday. The update stated, “In light of recent actions, he is becoming increasingly dangerous to the community. He is considered armed and dangerous. Do not approach. He was last seen in the Kermit and Marrowbone area.”
Brian Keith Hatfield has also evaded law enforcement for several weeks. Hatfield is wanted in connection to a burglary that occurred in the Lenore area on January 18. Hatfield has been accused of conspiring with Anthony Collins to rob a Lenore residence and has active felony warrants for his arrest. Collins was taken into custody for his alleged involvement in the robbery Friday, February 3. Hatfield is from the Williamson area and is thought to be Kentucky.
Anyone with any information concerning the whereabouts of these two individuals is encouraged to contact the MCSO at 304-235-0300 or 911. Callers do have the option to remain anonymous.