Official accused by woman dies of self-inflicted wound
Christiansburg Town Manager Steve Biggs died a day after police found him in an apartment with self-inflicted gunshot wound, town spokeswoman Melissa Powell said Wednesday.
The shooting came weeks after a 23-year-old woman obtained a three-day emergency protective order against Mr. Biggs, accusing him of being “obsessive” toward her. Mr. Biggs, 53, denied the woman’s claims in interviews with The Roanoke Times last week and on Monday.
He accused her in court documents of seeking to “discredit and undermine” his standing “professionally and in the community.”
A judge denied the woman’s subsequent request for a 15-day preliminary protective order.
State police also investigated, but Montgomery County prosecutors found no probable cause to charge Mr. Biggs with stalking or any other crime.