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Wythe County man faces murder charge

More than a dozen charges have been filed against a Draper man accused of fatally shooting his neighbor last week.
Douglas Albert Jaccard, 57, of Dyer Road in Wythe County, was arraigned on the charges Friday through video conferencing from the New River Valley Regional Jail.
He is being held there without bond and no bond hearing has been requested to date.
According to a spokeswoman with Wythe County General District Court, the public defender’s office has been assigned to represent Jaccard.
She said a preliminary hearing on the charges has tentatively been set for March 19 at 9 a.m.
Jaccard is charged with the first-degree murder of Joseph Foster Bane, the attempted first-degree murder of Bane’s teenage son, two counts of attempted capital murder of a Pulaski County deputy (Jamie Radcliffe) and a Wythe County deputy, arson of the Bane’s home, armed burglary of the Bane’s home, malicious wounding of Jerry Covey (a neighbor), possession of a weapon as a violent felon, and five counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony (first offense).
Radcliffe received a minor injury, but Greer was shot in the arm and had to undergo surgery at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The Wythe County deputy was not struck by a bullet.
Jaccard was arrested around 8 p.m. Thursday when police found him hiding under a table in his home, said Wythe County Chief Deputy Keith Dunagan.
Police had been searching for him since the approximately 7:45 a.m. shooting Tuesday.
As police converged on the scene that day, Jaccard fled into some woods and had not been seen until he returned to his home Thursday night, apparently to retrieve medication and food.
Dunagan said officers noticed a door open on the house as they were checking it in the event the suspect should return home.
When they went inside to secure the residence, they found Jaccard under the table.
He said Jaccard did not turn on any lights in the house to tip anyone off he was there.
Jaccard wasn’t armed and was arrested without incident.
Dunagan said the man apparently told police “running from the chopper (helicopter) kept him on his toes and had worn him out.”
A helicopter was used for an aerial search of the woods as the weather allowed.
Dunagan said Jaccard didn’t appear to be worn out. “He wasn’t ill kept or dirty,” the officer added.
Police have found what they believe to be the murder weapon, but Dunagan declined to describe it or say where it was found.
The investigation has been turned over the Virginia State Police.
A trust fund account for Bane’s family and Jerry Covey, Bane’s father-in-law, has been opened at National Bank of Blacksburg.
Donations for the families can be dropped of or mailed to the bank at 900 Memorial Drive, Pulaski, VA 24301. Note that the donation is for the Jerry G. Covey and Sharon Bane Fund.
Agencies participating in the manhunt included Virginia State Police; U.S. Marshal’s Service; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; officers from sheriff’s departments in Smyth, Grayson, Pulaski, Henry, Washington, Giles, Carroll, Floyd and Wythe counties; Pulaski Police Department; Radford City Department of Police; Radford University Police; U.S. Forestry Service; New River Trail Police; Department of Game and Inland Fisheries; Virginia Tech Police Department; Department of Corrections; Christiansburg Police Department; and Regional Emergency Medical Services (REMSI).

Wythe County man faces murder charge

More than a dozen charges have been filed against a Draper man accused of fatally shooting his neighbor last week.
Douglas Albert Jaccard, 57, of Dyer Road in Wythe County, was arraigned on the charges Friday through video conferencing from the New River Valley Regional Jail.
He is being held there without bond and no bond hearing has been requested to date.
According to a spokeswoman with Wythe County General District Court, the public defender’s office has been assigned to represent Jaccard.
She said a preliminary hearing on the charges has tentatively been set for March 19 at 9 a.m.
Jaccard is charged with the first-degree murder of Joseph Foster Bane, the attempted first-degree murder of Bane’s teenage son, two counts of attempted capital murder of a Pulaski County deputy (Jamie Radcliffe) and a Wythe County deputy, arson of the Bane’s home, armed burglary of the Bane’s home, malicious wounding of Jerry Covey (a neighbor), possession of a weapon as a violent felon, and five counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony (first offense).
Radcliffe received a minor injury, but Greer was shot in the arm and had to undergo surgery at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The Wythe County deputy was not struck by a bullet.
Jaccard was arrested around 8 p.m. Thursday when police found him hiding under a table in his home, said Wythe County Chief Deputy Keith Dunagan.
Police had been searching for him since the approximately 7:45 a.m. shooting Tuesday.
As police converged on the scene that day, Jaccard fled into some woods and had not been seen until he returned to his home Thursday night, apparently to retrieve medication and food.
Dunagan said officers noticed a door open on the house as they were checking it in the event the suspect should return home.
When they went inside to secure the residence, they found Jaccard under the table.
He said Jaccard did not turn on any lights in the house to tip anyone off he was there.
Jaccard wasn’t armed and was arrested without incident.
Dunagan said the man apparently told police “running from the chopper (helicopter) kept him on his toes and had worn him out.”
A helicopter was used for an aerial search of the woods as the weather allowed.
Dunagan said Jaccard didn’t appear to be worn out. “He wasn’t ill kept or dirty,” the officer added.
Police have found what they believe to be the murder weapon, but Dunagan declined to describe it or say where it was found.
The investigation has been turned over the Virginia State Police.
A trust fund account for Bane’s family and Jerry Covey, Bane’s father-in-law, has been opened at National Bank of Blacksburg.
Donations for the families can be dropped of or mailed to the bank at 900 Memorial Drive, Pulaski, VA 24301. Note that the donation is for the Jerry G. Covey and Sharon Bane Fund.
Agencies participating in the manhunt included Virginia State Police; U.S. Marshal’s Service; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; officers from sheriff’s departments in Smyth, Grayson, Pulaski, Henry, Washington, Giles, Carroll, Floyd and Wythe counties; Pulaski Police Department; Radford City Department of Police; Radford University Police; U.S. Forestry Service; New River Trail Police; Department of Game and Inland Fisheries; Virginia Tech Police Department; Department of Corrections; Christiansburg Police Department; and Regional Emergency Medical Services (REMSI).