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Police Continue Search for Suspect Who Shot Virginia Officer, Neighbors

Police are continuing a search in southwest Virginia for a man wanted in the death of his neighbor and the wounding of another neighbor and a sheriff's deputy.

State, federal and local officers searched in Wythe and Pulaski counties for a second day Wednesday for Douglas Albert Jaccard, 58.

Jaccard is wanted in Tuesday's fatal shooting of Joseph Foster Bane, 45, with whom police said he had been feuding.

Five schools were locked down in Wythe County on Tuesday, but school officials said the lockdown was modified Wednesday and buses ran normally.

On Monday, Jaccard and Bane had called the sheriff's department to lodge complaints against one another. No charges were filed and officials said the two had a history of bad blood, though they weren't sure what Monday's dispute was about, said Chief Deputy Keith Dunagan of the Wythe County Sheriff's Office.

Jaccard shot Bane and another neighbor, then shot a sheriff's deputy who responded to the scene on Tuesday, said Virginia State Police Sgt. Michael Conroy. The deputy, J.A. Radcliffe, 46, was protected by his bulletproof vest and was in stable condition at a hospital. Information on the condition of the other neighbor wasn't available.

A woman also was injured when she jumped from the second story of a nearby house to escape a fire that authorities believe was connected to the shootings. Dunagan said firefighters had to let her house burn down because "we had a guy in the woods shooting" and fire trucks couldn't safely respond.

Other houses were evacuated as more than 100 law enforcement officers, tracking dogs and a trained tracker from the state game department looked for Jaccard.

Shots were fired at two Wythe County sheriff's deputies but they were not injured, Dunagan said.

According to online court records, Jaccard, of the Draper area of Wythe County, was scheduled to enter a plea Wednesday in county court to two counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor, abduction and possession of explosives by a convicted felon.