Gag Order Denied in Case of Suspected Killer Arrested at Wheeling Library
A Louden County, Virginia judge has rejected a request for a gag order from Charles Severance, the man wanted for questioning in the shooting deaths of three Alexandria residents, and arrested in Wheeling.
Severance is currently in jail awaiting trial in Louden on an unrelated firearms charge. At a hearing on Thursday, the judge said there's no need for a gag order and that no one has said anything that would taint a jury pool.
Severance has not been charged in the shootings, and police have not officially named him as a suspect.
Authorities received a tip earlier this year that Severance would be in the Wheeling area, and Wheeling police spotted at the Ohio County Library where he was arrested.