Of­fi­cial ac­cused by woman dies of self-in­flicted wound

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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.

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