More Information Released in Second Arrest with Roush Homicide
POMEROY, Ohio – More information has been released in connection with the arrest of Keontae K. Nelson, 20, of Charleston, West Virginia. Nelson was arrested on charges related to the death of Kane Roush.
According to Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood, on May 13, 2022 the Major Crimes Task Force and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation identified a second individual involved in the homicide of Kane Roush which occurred on April 4, 2021. According to the information received, Agents with the Major Crimes Task Force, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and Detectives with the Charleston Police Department arrested Nelson for Conspiracy to Murder a felony of the first degree and Complicity to Murder, an unclassified felony. Nelson is currently being housed in West Virginia awaiting extradition to Ohio to face the charges in Meigs County.
The Task Force and Ohio BCI are currently in contact with the Meigs County Prosecutor regarding further charges. More information will be released as it is made available.
The Washington, Morgan, Noble, Monroe, Meigs, and Athens County Major Crimes Task Force is part of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s Organized Crime Investigation Commission and is comprised of representatives of the Washington, Morgan, Noble, Monroe, Meigs, and Athens County Sheriff’s Offices; the Marietta, Belpre, Middleport, and McConnelsville Police Departments; the Washington, Morgan, Noble, Monroe, Meigs, and Athens County Prosecutor’s Offices; and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation