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Nov 14, 2012 6:38 PM

Murder Charge Reduced to Reckless Homicide in Clark County Drug Case

He was charged with murder after a Clark County man overdosed on heroin. Wednesday, Harold Salyers is facing a lesser charge of reckless homicide after Judge Brandy O. Brown ruled there wasn't probable cause to waive a murder charge to the grand jury.

The preliminary hearing was a disappointment to Wade Dickerson's family. Salyers was charged with murder for allegedly selling Dickerson two grams of heroin. Detective Tom Bell with Winchester Police testified that the medical examiner told him heroin was the cause of death when Dickerson died in early August. The detective also testified the drug Benzos was found in his system as well.

But questions arose in testimony as to how much Salyers allegedly knew about whether Dickerson would use the heroin or sell it.

In the front of the courtroom sat Dickerson's family, including his two daughters.

"I'm very disappointed," said Rebecca Gross, Dickerson's daughter. "But hopefully it will all come out and everything will be taken care of, but I'm very disappointed."

The Judge waived a lesser charge of reckless homicide to the grand jury. Salyer's bond was reduced from $1,000,000 to $10,000 cash or property bond.

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