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Double shooting suspect sent for psychiatric evaluation

July 4, 2018

HUNTINGTON - A preliminary hearing for double shooting suspect Jeremy Bartram, the subject of a days-long manhunt late last month, has been moved to August.

Cabell County Magistrate Court officials said Bartram’s Tuesday hearing was moved to Monday, Aug. 20, because he was sent for a psychiatric evaluation, which has not been completed.

Bartram was on the run for days following an incident last month in which he was accused of shooting the mother and brother of an ex-girlfriend in Barboursville.

The nearly weeklong manhunt was one of the biggest and longest the Cabell County area had seen in recent years. Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle said Bartram was taken into custody at his father’s house on Norwood Road on June 26.

Bartram has two warrants charging him with attempted murder on a police officer for the two officers he is accused of shooting toward during the manhunt. Other warrants charge him with three counts of malicious wounding and six counts of wanton endangerment in the shooting of Vicky Emerick, 58, and her son, Casey Emerick, 24, in the initial incident along Williamsburg Drive in Barboursville on June 20.

Bartram’s bond is set at $1 million.

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