UPDATE: Murder suspect dead after multistate manhunt

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Sep. 10—Was wanted following killing of man in Ironton on Friday

An Ironton man, who was sought for a murder that took place in Ironton on Friday, is dead after a manhunt that extended over all of the Tri-State.

Ironton Det. Capt. Brian Pauley said he had been notified that David Maynard was shot by police in Wayne County, West Virginia at about 2:30 a.m. at a Speedway there, after taking hostages. He was reported deceased.

Maynard had been sought by Ironton police after they were called to a home at 2607 S. 3rd St. at 8:30 p.m. on Friday

There, police discovered the body of Maynard's stepfather, dead from a gunshot wound. Maynard's girlfriend was found tied up in the home, but was uninjured.

Police advised the public to be on the lookout for Maynard, stating he was armed and dangerous and not to approach him.

On Saturday, he was sighted in Kentucky, where the Lawrence County (Kentucky) Sheriff's office said he had abducted a woman and stolen her vehicle. She was later found unharmed.

Maynard was then spotted around 9 p.m. on foot in Kenova, West Virginia, on foot, and the community was ordered to shelter in place and remain inside.

Maynard entered the gas station, a Speedway in Ceredo, after midnight on Sunday.

The hostages were unharmed in the incident.


Law enforcement in two states are searching for a murder suspect, wanted in connection with an incident that happened in Ironton on Friday night.

Det. Capt. Brian Pauley said police responded to a call at a home at 2607 S. 3rd St. in Ironton at about 8:30 p.m. on Friday.

Police are actively seeking David Maynard, of Ironton, and have a murder warrant on him.

He is said to be considered armed and dangerous and the public is advised not to confront him.

Maynard may be operating a white 2000 Ford Ranger with Ohio registration JMR8230. The vehicle has aftermarket LED lighting on the front.

Pauley said anyone with information on Maynard's whereabouts should contact the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office at740-532-3525.

Ironton police issued a statement on Saturday, disputing rumors. They said they were still actively seeking Maynard and he was at large.

The search became a multi-state effort on Saturday, when the Lawrence County, Kentucky Sheriff's Office said Maynard had been spotted in the area of Louisa, Kentucky, after abducting a female and stealing her vehicle.

Authorities there urged anyone who came in contact with Maynard to call 911 immediately.