Former Mingo Prosecutor to Enter Plea

A former Mingo County prosecutor is due in court for a plea hearing on a federal conspiracy charge. Prosecutors say Michael Sparks is expected to plead guilty today in U.S. District Court in Charleston. Sparks resigned in October after being charged in a scheme to protect former Sheriff Eugene Crum from revelations that Crum bought drugs. Crum was shot to death in April in an unrelated attack as he ate lunch in his vehicle.