Cumberland Times-News

January 23, 2014

Case dismissed in Ridgeley homicide; three more defendants go to trial

Elaine Blaisdell
Cumberland Times-News

— KEYSER, W.Va. — On Wednesday, Mineral County Circuit Court dismissed a felony count of murder as well as other charges against Taj F. Green for the 2011 shooting that killed Ryan Henry, 25, in Ridgeley and seriously injured his brother, according to Jay Courrier, prosecuting attorney. 

 “The court dismissed his case without prejudice yesterday due to some additional evidence that made the state unable to prove the case against him,” said Courrier.

Green was facing a felony count of murder as well as conspiracy to commit murder, malicious wounding, attempted murder, conspiracy to inflict injury and three felony counts of wanton endangerment involving a firearm. Rasshammach Roberts and his brother Rasjahnon Roberts as well as Tavon Joseph Kearney are being charged with felony counts of murder as well as all the aforementioned charges.

A trial for one of the Roberts brothers, who are co-defendants, will be set in the near future, according to Courrier.

Rasshammach Roberts, who initially evaded police, was taken into custody in April 2012 by the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., shortly after he was featured on “America’s Most Wanted.”

Contact Elaine Blaisdell at eblaisdell@times-news.com.