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New indictments include murder and downtown Charleston shootings

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A Kanawha County Grand Jury has returned indictments against 51 people, according to a press release from Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants.

Among those listed, Joseph Pike Dempsey has been indicted on charges of bank robbery, destruction of property, and battery on a government representative.

Dempsey's problems started on June 8 when South Charleston police responded to a fight at his house.  Police said he admitted to punching a man and pulling a BB gun on him.  

Police said he also kicked an officer during his arrest.

Dempsey will be arraigned October 31 at 9 a.m. 

Braheem Griffin was indicted on charges of malicious wounding and wanton endangerment.

Charleston Police arrested Griffin in connection with the shooting at Sky Lounge in September.

Three people were wounded and Sky Lounge was temporarily shut down by the Alcohol Beverage Control Administration.

Police said the fight started over a girl and carried into the streets of downtown Charleston.

Griffin will be arraigned on October 31 at 9 a.m.

Brent Burdette was indicted on first degree murder. 

Kanawha County Sheriff's Deputies arrested him in shooting death of William Cordle in July.

It happened in Rand and investigators said it started with a fight.

The criminal complaint said Burdette fled the scene after he shot Cordle.

While deputies searched for Burdette, they stumbled upon a mobile meth lab outside of the house Burdette was staying at.

Detectives aren't sure if drugs played a role in the fight or shooting.  

Burdette will be arraigned on November 7 at 1:30 p.m.

Click here to see a full list of indictments.

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