All News & Blogs
Spotsylvania County man is accused of shooting his wife Aug. 11 at the CVS at Courthouse Road and Breezewood Drive.
A Spotsylvania County man accused of shooting his estranged wife at a public shopping center was arrested this weekend in Alexandria, authorities said.
Homer Carlyle Hostetter II, 49, is accused of shooting his wife about 9:50 p.m. Aug. 11 at the CVS at Courthouse Road and Breezewood Drive. Hostetter and his 38-year-old wife are separated.
Spotsylvania sheriff’s officials had been looking for Hostetter since the incident and had distributed his picture to media outlets throughout the area.
Detectives got a tip that Hostetter was in Northern Virginia, according to a news release from the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested without incident about 11 p.m. Friday outside a home in the 5400 block of North Morgan Street in Alexandria.
The U.S. Marshal’s Service assisted with the arrest, according to the news release.
Hostetter was being held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail. He is charged with malicious wounding, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, possession of a firearm as a convicted felon and violating a protective order.
Hostetter’s wife works at the CVS. She was leaving the store with a co-worker when Hostetter confronted her in the parking lot, authorities have said.
They argued, and Hostetter is accused of shooting her with a .32-caliber pistol. She was wounded in the left forearm and both sides of her chest. She went to Mary Washington Hospital and the VCU Medical Center in Richmond but has since been released.
To reach BILL FREEHLING: