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Quadruple Murder Suspect Gets 6 Months In Assault Case

Samuel Sallee, the sole suspect in the shooting deaths of four Waynesville people, has pleaded guilty to a separate assault charge.

Samuel E. Sallee, age 55, of Columbus has been identified as the

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Samuel E. Sallee, age 55, of Columbus has been identified as the "prime and only suspect" in the investigation of the murders of four individuals in Waynesville May 11.

The man identified as the sole suspect in the shooting deaths of four people in Waynesville has pleaded guilty in a separate case. Samuel Sallee, 55, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery charges and was sentenced to six months in jail.

He has been in the Brown County Jail since early May on assault charges.

He has not been charged with the shootings of three men and a woman in a Waynesville home.

Federal officials have also indicted Salle on illegal possession of a firearm.The indictment alleges federal and local authorities found Sallee in possession of the rifle on May 14, which was three days after the quadruple homicide.

If convicted of illegal possession, Sallee faces up to 10 years in federal prison.

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