West Virginia man appears in court for Clarke County murder


A West Virginia man appeared in Clarke County General District Court Wednesday for the murder of a 72-year old Loudon County resident. 

50-year-old Dale Lee Wright faces charges of first-degree murder and use of a firearm in a felony, both of which were continued until May 8.

Wright allegedly murdered Jeffery Evans of Bluemont on March 17 in eastern Clarke County. Officials say Evans was shot in his pickup truck while parked on Castleman road off of Harry Byrd Highway.

They say the two met for a planned “business transaction” and an altercation took place before the shooting. Wright is being held at the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center. 

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