Lawsuit Filed Over Sniper Shootings
A lawsuit is pending in Kanawha County Circuit Court over reward money from the 2003 sniper case. Larry Patton is the father of one of the victims and is suing the FBI and Kanawha County Sheriff's office over the $100,000 reward in the case Patton says he told investigators about Lester shortly after the shootings, and eventually he pleaded guilty to second degree murder of Patton's daughter. Gary Carrier Jr., Jeanie Patton and Okey Meadows Jr. were all killed during the sniper-style shootings. WCHS TV reports the FBI denied the reward because Lester was only convicted of one murder.