Augusta Co. Sheriff’s Office: Staunton Man Attempted to Hire Hitman

Augusta Co. Sheriff\'s Office: Staunton Man Attempted to Hire Hitman
Staunton man charged with soliciting murder
nAUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — A Staunton man is accused of trying to hire a hitman to murder three people.

According to the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office, 20-year-old Devon M. Fauber has been arrested and charged with three counts of solicitation to commit 1st degree murder.

The investigation started on February 3rd, when deputies got a report that someone in the area was looking to have three people killed.

That person was identified as Devin Fauber. A deputy then posed as a hitman and spoke to Fauber, who provided the deputy with the names, addresses, and photographs of the three people he wished to be killed.

Fauber spoke with the person he thought was a hitman several times, before he was arrested at his home on February 12th.

As of now, the investigation continues, and the Sheriff’s Office has not determined Fauber’s motive for wanting three people dead.

If anyone has any information about this ongoing investigation, you;’re asked to contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at 540-245-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 800-322-2017

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STAUNTON – A Staunton man is behind bars on three counts of solicitation to commit first-degree murder, the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

Devon M. Fauber, 20, is being held at Middle River Regional Jail without bond.

According to the sheriff’s office, the murder-for-hire investigation began Feb. 3 after the agency received a complaint that someone was soliciting to have three people killed. Fauber was identified as the suspect.

Fauber spoke to an officer with the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office who posed as a hitman on several occasions, according to a press release. The sheriff’s office said Fauber provided the names, addresses and photographs of those he allegedly wanted killed. The victims were described as “acquaintances.”

Court records indicate Fauber had been employed at a Staunton fast-food restaurant for two months prior to his arrest.

Authorities arrested Fauber without incident Monday on Devon Road in Staunton.

A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon in Augusta County General District Court.

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