Man facing first-degree murder charge wanted


CLARKSBURG — The West Virginia State Police are looking for a man last seen in Elkins who is facing a first-degree murder charge and failed to appear for a court hearing.

Troopers said they are searching for Christopher Shawver Dotson, 34, who was last seen in Elkins but has ties to Braxton County.

Dotson is described as being approximately 6’0” tall and weighing approximately 180 pounds. He is wanted for failing to appear for his court hearing Wednesday, police said.

Anyone with information about Dotson’s whereabouts is asked to call WVSP at 304-765-2101 in Braxton County or 304-637-0200 in Randolph County.


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