Suspect in Waynesville killings waives hearing on gun charges

Samuel Sallee
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A suspect in a southern Indiana quadruple homicide has agreed to remain in federal custody until his trial on federal firearms charges.

Samuel Sallee of Columbus waived his right to a detention hearing in paperwork filed by his attorney Tuesday in federal court in Indianapolis. The hearing to determine whether Sallee could be released before trial had been scheduled for Thursday.

Sallee was indicted May 14 on charges of violating federal firearms laws. Prosecutors say he's a flight risk and dangerous.

He's been held on unrelated charges since he was named as a suspect in the May 11 slayings of four people in Waynesville, about 45 miles south of Indianapolis.

Federal Defender Director Monica Foster says authorities would've charged Sallee in the killings if they had enough evidence.

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