Minor to be tried as adult
The minor who allegedly stabbed a fellow Tygarts Valley High School classmate at a football game in late October will be tried as an adult in Randolph County Circuit Court.
Randolph County Prosecuting Attorney Michael Parker announced in a press release Monday that the state’s motion to transfer the case of Thomas Chevy Vas from the juvenile docket to the adult criminal docket had been granted by Judge Jaymie Wilfong.
Vas allegedly stabbed Dustin “Dusty” White, 17, another Tygarts Valley student, outside the TVHS stadium Oct. 26, 2012. White died from injuries he suffered during the incident, which occurred about 20 minutes before kickoff in the TVHS and Hundred High School matchup.
Eyewitness accounts indicated that the altercation occurred in front of George Ward Elementary in the adjacent parking lot, according to a previous report.
The case will be presented to a Randolph County Grand Jury before it can proceed further, according to the release.
“After reviewing all of the facts and circumstances of this case and upon consultation with the investigating officer and the victim’s family, the state determined that this is a case that should be handled on the court’s adult criminal docket,” Parker wrote in the release. “As such the state proceeded with the motion to transfer the case to adult jurisdiction.”