COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) - The prime suspect in last months Waynesville quadruple homicide now faces a federal indictment.
55-year-old Samuel Sallee faces a federal charge for illegally possessing a 22 caliber rifle.
Federal prosecutors say Sallee's criminal past prohibits him from owning a firearm. His background includes a number of felonies, including a 2005 charge of intimidation in Jennings County.
The Waynesville quadruple homicide happened May 11th.
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Police arrested Sallee two days later on an unrelated Brown County charge of failing to appear in court.
Neighbors in Waynesville did not know much about Sallee. However, one man said he knew the murder suspect as a young child decades ago.
"Yeah, it kind of surprises me because I didn't really see him as being that violent of a person," said Steve Furkin of Waynesville.
Sallee has not been arrested or charged for the Waynesville murders. The federal indictment is allowing prosecutors to keep the 55-year-old locked up while the murder investigation continues.
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