Might Preliminary Listening to Set for Walmart Shooter

Steven E. Thodos was arraigned in Common District Courtroom right this moment on 11 felony costs following a shootout with Sheriff’s Workplace deputies final Saturday on the Sterling Walmart.

Thodos, who appeared in courtroom Thursday by way of livestream from the county jail, is subsequent scheduled to look in courtroom for a Might 13 preliminary listening to, throughout which prosecutors will try to point out there’s sufficient proof to ship the case to a grand jury for assessment and indictment. Thodos, 33, is being represented by Assistant Public Defender Adam Pouilliard. Commonwealth’s Lawyer Buta Biberaj stated she expects the listening to to be prolonged.

The case surrounds an incident that occurred simply earlier than 5 p.m. Jan. 2 when Walmart loss prevention officers detained Thodos on suspicion of stealing. Based on the Sheriff’s Workplace, when a deputy arrived, Thodos pulled a gun from his waistband and fired a number of rounds. The deputy and each Walmart staff had been injured and brought to the hospital.

The company said that one other shootout with a deputy occurred when Thodos ran out of the shop. After being shot within the arm, Thodos stole a pickup truck, drove south on Rt. 28, crashed the truck and fled on foot in Fairfax County.

Fairfax police arrested Thodos on Pennsboro Drive in Chantilly after an almost two-hour search.

Thodos was taken to the hospital and launched Jan. 6, at which level the Sheriff’s Workplace charged him with two counts of tried first-degree homicide, two counts of aggravated malicious wounding, one rely of malicious wounding, 4 counts of use of a firearm within the fee of a felony, one rely of auto theft, and one rely of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He’s being held on the Loudoun County Grownup Detention Middle with out bond.

Whereas each Walmart staff have been launched from the hospital, the deputy stays hospitalized in a secure, but critical, situation, the company introduced.

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