A judge has temporarily set the bond for a man accused of killing his wife and endangering three others in a Colonial Height dentist office last month.
Thursday afternoon we got our first look at a man accused in the February 13th shooting, as Weaver was brought in by deputies, still sitting in a wheelchair.
Thursday’s hearing was short as the judge appointed Weaver a public defender, and temporarily increased his bond to $1 million.
The Sullivan County District Attorney General’s Office made the request last week that his bond should be increased to that amount, citing in the request that family members and those who worked at the dentist office were fearful of what Weaver would do if he were to make bond.
Kaylin Render with the Sullivan County District Attorney General’s Office was in court Thursday.
Render said they would have family members, and witnesses testify at the next hearing to make their case for keeping a higher bond.
“The bond, asking for it to be increased is crucial for the safety of the community, and the safety of the victims and the family, so we’ll be putting on some members of the family, and maybe some members of the community to testify as to why they are fearful of the defendant, still…I think the victims and the witnesses in the case, and hopefully, the community will feel safer knowing that he’s under a million dollar bond at the moment,” Render said.
Render also said after the hearing Thursday that so far this does not qualify as a death penalty case.
She did add that the state is anticipating they will amend, and add charges onto Weaver’s case.
“…also there was another patient, and several other people inside the dentist office that could have easily either been harmed or killed that day, so the state is also going to be adding a felony reckless endangerment charge based on that,” Render said.
Harry Weaver is due back in court on March 22nd.
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A man accused of killing his wife inside a dentist office in Colonial Heights last month is expected to appear in a Kingsport courtroom Thursday afternoon.
63-year-old Harry Weaver is accused in a shooting that happened back in February at Dr. David Guy Dentistry off Colonial Heights Road in Kingsport.
Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy said the suspect entered the dentist office and shot his wife, 52-year-old Kelly Weaver.
Kelly was an employee at the practice.
During the reported shooting, a patient with a carry permit shot Weaver and held him until law enforcement arrived, according to investigators.
Weaver was hospitalized after the shooting, and just last week was booked into custody at the Sullivan County Jail in Blountville.
Weaver’s bond was set at $250,000.
Just days after that bond was set, Sullivan County District Attorney General Barry Staubus filed a motion to have that bond increased to $1M.
Harry Weaver is due in court at 1p.m. today.
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