UPDATED: Man Dead of Beating Under Bridge; Suspect Jumped into Guyandotte River

Updated 28 weeks ago Edited by Tony Rutherford from Multiple Reports
UPDATED: Man Dead of Beating Under  Bridge; Suspect Jumped into Guyandotte River

UPDATED: Douglas Daniels, 39, has been identified as the victim. His body has been sent to the state medical examiner. In addition, Anthony Scott Adkins, 31, has been charged with aggravated murder. He was arrested following his apprehension at Kroger, First Street and Seventh Avenue.

A second man who jumped off a Guyandotte bridge into the river remains missing. A search for his body continues.

An apparent  fight possibly involving alcohol under an east Huntington  bridge led to the death of Daniels from blunt force trauma   at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4. Huntington Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli said the incident occurred near the west bank of the Guyandotte River.  The suspect then ran to the middle of the Third Avenue bridge, then, jumped.

Multiple reports indicate that he surfaced, then went under.

A recovery operation has been set up, but he has not yet been located

The name of the missing man has not  been released .

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