No bond for man accused in fatal shooting of stepfather

The Warren Sentinel

FRONT ROYAL — David Glynn Hoyle Jr. continues to be held without bond on charges of the first-degree murder of his stepfather Warren Howard Ramsey, 58.

Hoyle, 32, of the 200 block of Grand Avenue, appeared via video conference from the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail Wednesday in Warren County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. He was denied bond by Judge William W. Sharpe after filing for a court-appointed lawyer.

The reason for Hoyleís need to appear by teleconference was not mentioned during the hearing. On a television screen in the courtroom, Hoyle could be seen continuously rocking back and forth.

If convicted, Hoyle faces 20 years to life in prison on the first-degree murder charge and a minimum mandatory three-year sentence on a charge of using a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Due to the nature of the case, Sharp said there is a presumption that the
suspect should be held without bond. He added that he would not consider setting bond without a motion from a lawyer.

Hoyle was arrested late Monday night when police responded to a shooting at a residence which Hoyle and Ramsey shared with other family members in the 200 block of Grand Avenue, according to a Town of Front Royal Police news release.

Ramsey was found with multiple gunshot wounds and pronounced dead on the scene, according to the release.

Eyewitness reports stated that Hoyle fired multiple shots with a handgun at Ramsey, according to a criminal complaint by Detective Landin J. Waller.

Ramsey was sitting on a living room couch when Hoyle entered the room, according to Waller. No words were exchanged and Hoyle shot Ramsey multiple times with a handgun.

Hoyle was taken into custody without incident and the handgun was later recovered, the complaint said.

Hoyle is due Tuesday in Warren County Circuit Court, where he is expected to appear in person.

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