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Charges certified against Jaccard

WYTHEVILLE – All but one charge was certified to a grand jury Tuesday against a Draper man accused of fatally shooting a neighbor Dec. 16.
According to Wytheville General District Court records, 10 charges against Douglas Albert Jaccard of Dyer Road were advanced to the grand jury, while a charge of arson was dismissed.
The certified charges included murder, two counts of attempted capital murder, armed burglary, malicious wounding, possession of a weapon as a violent felon, and four counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Jaccard, 57, is accused of murdering Joseph Foster Bane, and wounding two others before fleeing into the woods and sparking a multi-day manhunt in Wythe and Pulaski counties.
The charges were certified Tuesday during a preliminary hearing in Wythe County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. The hearing was closed to the public and media by judge’s order.
Even though the arson charge was dismissed, prosecutors still can seek to have it re-instated by going straight to the grand jury for a direct indictment.
Police allege Jaccard set fire to the Bane’s home during the 7:45 a.m. shooting incident. The home burned to the ground.
Jaccard also is accused of the attempted first degree murder of Bane’s teenage son, two counts of attempted capital murder of Pulaski County Deputy Jamie Ratcliffe and a Wythe County deputy, armed burglary of the Bane’s home, and malicious wounding of neighbor Jerry Covey.
Jaccard was arrested Dec. 18 when police found him hiding under a table in his home, according to Wythe County Chief Deputy Keith Dunagan.
Police found what they believe to be the murder weapon, but Dunagan declined to describe it or say where it was found.

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Charges certified against Jaccard

WYTHEVILLE – All but one charge was certified to a grand jury Tuesday against a Draper man accused of fatally shooting a neighbor Dec. 16.
According to Wytheville General District Court records, 10 charges against Douglas Albert Jaccard of Dyer Road were advanced to the grand jury, while a charge of arson was dismissed.
The certified charges included murder, two counts of attempted capital murder, armed burglary, malicious wounding, possession of a weapon as a violent felon, and four counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Jaccard, 57, is accused of murdering Joseph Foster Bane, and wounding two others before fleeing into the woods and sparking a multi-day manhunt in Wythe and Pulaski counties.
The charges were certified Tuesday during a preliminary hearing in Wythe County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. The hearing was closed to the public and media by judge’s order.
Even though the arson charge was dismissed, prosecutors still can seek to have it re-instated by going straight to the grand jury for a direct indictment.
Police allege Jaccard set fire to the Bane’s home during the 7:45 a.m. shooting incident. The home burned to the ground.
Jaccard also is accused of the attempted first degree murder of Bane’s teenage son, two counts of attempted capital murder of Pulaski County Deputy Jamie Ratcliffe and a Wythe County deputy, armed burglary of the Bane’s home, and malicious wounding of neighbor Jerry Covey.
Jaccard was arrested Dec. 18 when police found him hiding under a table in his home, according to Wythe County Chief Deputy Keith Dunagan.
Police found what they believe to be the murder weapon, but Dunagan declined to describe it or say where it was found.

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