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$2M bond set in Salyers murder

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Trish Bennett, Editor

Assistant prosecutor Jayme Fountain addresses Judge Gary Dumm about bond in Circleville Municipal Court on Tuesday.

CIRCLEVILLE – Trevor A. Teets is being held on $2 million bond for the murder of Alicia M. Pentecost-Salyers following his initial hearing Tuesday in Circleville Municipal Court.

Emotions ran high for both families in the courtroom as Teets appeared through a video link from the Pickaway County Jail.

Represented by attorney Jo Kaiser, Teets requested a preliminary hearing on the felony charges of murder, voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter, as well as a misdemeanor count of domestic violence.

The hearing was set for 11:30 a.m. Feb. 9 in Circleville Municipal Court.

If convicted of the murder charge, Teets faces a maximum sentence of 15 years to life in prison.

Teets, 20, is accused in the shooting death of Salyers, 19, with whom he had a relationship. Salyers was declared dead at the scene of the shooting at 129 Caroline Court, Circleville, shortly after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Jayme Fountain, assistant Pickaway County Prosecutor, said the case is still an open investigation, and no additional details could be released at this time.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal