Bail denied for Peak


Bail was denied Friday afternoon for a Morgantown man who allegedly killed his father late Thursday evening.

Samuel Dathan Peak, 32, appeared before District 1 Justice Court Judge Brandon Rowell for the incident that took place on Carroll Loop in Morgantown.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office responded to a call Thursday night of a possible homicide, and upon arrival deputies found Jimmy Peak, 57, dead. The cause of death is pending autopsy, according to Chief Deputy Jamie Singley. 

Peak was apprehended early Friday morning following a short manhunt. The B.B. “Sixty” Rayburn Correctional Center K-9 unit assisted in the matter.

Peak will remain in the Marion County Jail until his preliminary hearing on June 11 in the Justice Court.

Pictured Above: Dathan Peak has his bond denied by District 1 Justice Court Judge Brandon Rowell Friday afternoon. | Photo by Susan Amundson 

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