CHARLESTON, WV – A Mingo Co. Commissioner pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday morning.
David Baisden pleaded guilty to attempted extortion. He pleaded not guilty to the same charge in August during a previous court appearance.
Baisden is accused of abusing his powers as the county’s purchasing agent. A federal indictment read that Baisden tried buying tires for his personal vehicle from Appalachian Tire at a county discount.