A man sought by police in connection with
the shooting death of his wife went to the Richmond Register
newspaper Wednesday and pointed a gun at his brother - the paper's
editor, an assistant editor said.
Sgt. William Reardon of the Richmond police department said John
Todd was being sought for questioning in connection with the
shooting death of his wife, whom police found Wednesday afternoon
inside the couple's Lexington home.
Earlier in the day, Todd showed up at the Register and asked to
meet with his brother, editor Jim Todd, said the paper's assistant
editor, Lorie Love. The two stayed in the editor's office for about
90 minutes behind closed doors, she said, before they walked to
John Todd's van parked behind the newspaper building, which is
about 30 miles south of Lexington.
Afterward, the editor told colleagues his brother had held him
"We weren't aware of anything going on," Love said. "It's
very common for someone to go into Jim's office and stay an hour
and a half."
Even after his brother left the building, Jim Todd received
multiple phone calls from him on his cell phone - one in Love's
presence, she said. Police recommended that Todd and his family go
to an undisclosed location to hide, Love said.
"We always try to err on the side of safety," Reardon said.
"With him already alleged possibly killing his wife, we're not
sure what his mindset was."
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