CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Authorities say a man arrested in Pennsylvania will be returned to West Virginia to face charges in the fatal shootings of three men.
Thirty-two-year-old Erick Shute was arrested Tuesday in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
According to Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan's office, Shute did not contest his extradition at a hearing Friday, and West Virginia authorities are expected to transport him back.
Shute is accused in Monday's shootings near Cacapon (Kuh-KAY-pin) Resort State Park of Jack Douglas of Great Cacapon and Hedgesville residents Travis Bartley and Willie Bartley.
In Pennsville Township, New Jersey, where Shute used to live, Police Chief Allen Cummings said Shute was involved in the anti-government sovereign-citizen movement. Sovereign citizens are people who reject their U.S. citizenship and don't recognize laws, taxes and other types of government authority.