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Multiple charges against Charles Edward Glover, 43, of Goodview, were certified to the October grand jury following a preliminary hearing held Monday in General District Court.
Glover is accused of killing Reginald Perry Bowles outside his Jeters Chapel Road residence in April. He’s also accused of setting fire to Bowles’ residence and a nearby garage.
Glover also faces trial in November for allegedly breaking into his mother-in-law’s residence and abducting his wife.
John Jennings, one of Bedford County’s fire marshals, testified Monday that the fire in Bowles’ residence was deliberately set, using a petroleum product as an accelerant. The garage was so badly damaged by the blaze that he was unable to determine where and how the fire started. However, he noted that having two buildings, close together, burn is suspicious.
Chris Cook, a Bedford County Sheriff’s Office investigator, testified that he interviewed Glover after his arrest in Vinton. According to Cook, Glover told him that he shot Bowles after arguing with him. After being shot, Bowles ran and Glover chased him, shooting him several more times, Cook testified.
Cook said Glover denied mutilating Bowels' body, though prosecutors claim that mutilation contributed to Glover’s death.
Cook testified that Glover told him he found a can of gasoline and used it to set the garage and Bowles’ residence on fire. He then got in his