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Teets arraigned in Common Pleas Court


Trish Bennett, Editor

Trevor A. Teets stands with his attorney, Jo Kaiser, at his arraignment hearing Wednesday in Pickaway County Common Pleas Court.

CIRCLEVILLE – The man accused in the shooting death of his girlfriend Feb. 1 was arraigned on murder and other felony charges Wednesday in Pickaway County Common Pleas Court.

Trevor A. Teets, 20, entered a general plea of not guilty to murder, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter and domestic violence in the death of Alicia M. Pentecost-Salyers, 19.

A pretrial hearing was set for March 13.

Teets is being held on a $2 million bond in the Pickaway County Jail as his case progresses. He was indicted Feb. 6 by the Pickaway County Grand Jury.

If convicted of murder, he faces a maximum sentence of 15 years to life behind bars and a $15,000 fine.

The maximum sentence on the voluntary manslaughter charge is 11 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. For involuntary manslaughter, the maximum sentence is 36 months in prison with a $10,000 fine, and the domestic violence charge carries a maximum penalty of six months in prison and a $1,000 fine, according to Judge P. Randall Knece.

A gun specification attached to the charges adds an additional mandatory three years in prison, if convicted.

Teets is accused of shooting Salyers to death outside his apartment at 129 Caroline Court, Circleville, shortly after 2 p.m. Feb. 1.

Salyers was laid to rest Tuesday at Forest Cemetery.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal