Gas Worker Pleads Guilty To Misdemeanor, Will Cooperate In Wheeling Jesuit Case

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WHEELING, W.Va. — A gas industry worker charged in the beating death of a Wheeling Jesuit University student pleaded guilty Thursday to involuntary manslaughter and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in the case against an acquaintance.

Jarrett Mathis Chandler, 24, of Winnfield, La., received the maximum sentence of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine for the misdemeanor. With credit for time served, he will be released Sept. 1.

Police said Chandler and two other shale-gas industry workers, Craig Tyler Peacock, 22, of Clewiston, Fla., and Tyler Witty, 22, of Illinois were involved in a fight with Kevin Figaniak, 21, a senior business major from Perkasie in Bucks County, and another student after a night of drinking on Aug. 31.

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Wheeling Jesuit University Student’s Beating Death Began As Argument – Two Arrested

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WHEELING, WV — An argument that turned physical and ended with the death of a Wheeling Jesuit University student this weekend appears to have begun as a random encounter, Wheeling police said this afternoon.

Two men were arrested this morning in Ohio County outside Triadelphia, W.Va., and charged in the killing of Kevin M. Figaniak, 21, of Perkasie, Pa., which is between Allentown and Philadelphia.

Craig Tyler Peacock, 22, of Clewiston, Fla., and Jarrett Mathis Chandler, 24, of Winnfield, La., were arraigned this morning and are being held at the Northern Regional Jail in Moundsville, W.Va., on $1 million cash bond, Wheeling police said.

Each man told police he and his friends followed two unknown men down Edgington Lane, through the intersection and onto Locust Avenue, according to a Wheeling police criminal complaint.

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