SOMERSET — A judge found probable cause Monday to suspect that a Richmond man committed several felonies in Somerset the day after his murdered wife's body was found.
Pulaski District Judge Jeffrey Scott Lawless forwarded the case against Jason E. Singleton to a grand jury, which will decide whether to indict him.
Singleton, 34, allegedly held four people hostage at gunpoint at a Somerset business on Jan. 20 before surrendering to police. His wife, Angela Singleton, 25, was found dead in a field in Madison County on Jan. 19.
Authorities have not released the cause of her death, but they have called it a homicide and have charged Jason Singleton with murder in that case.
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Angela Singleton had taken his name, but it's not clear whether the two finalized the marriage.
Jason Singleton remains jailed in Somerset.