August 2, 2017
CVS employee allegedly murdered store manager
File Photo/Don Del Rosso
Police found the body of Warrenton CVS Manager Rex Olsen near the store dumpster around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26.
Police have arrested a suspect in the July 26 murder of the CVS pharmacy manager in Warrenton.
Police charged Bernard Clark Duse Jr., 76, of Alexandria, with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Warrenton CVS Manager Rex Olsen.
“The apprehension is the result of six days of difficult and time-consuming work on the behalf of multiple law enforcement agencies.
— Commonwealth’s Attorney James P. Fisher
Authorities charged Bernard Clark Duse Jr., 76, of Alexandria, at 4:35 a.m. Wednesday, Fauquier Commonwealth’s Attorney James P. Fisher said in a press release.
An employee of the pharmacy, Mr. Duse allegedly shot and killed store Manager Rex Mack Olsen, 64.
Warrenton police found Mr. Olsen’s body near a dumpster behind the Blackwell Road store around 10:30 p.m. last Wednesday.
“Duse was charged with first-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of murder,” Mr. Fisher said.
“The apprehension is the result of six days of difficult and time-consuming work on the behalf of multiple law enforcement agencies,” the prosecutor added. “The Warrenton Police Department coordinated the investigation in which the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney, joined along with the Fauquier County Sheriff's Office, the Virginia State Police, the Fairfax County Police Department and the U.S. Marshall's Service.”
Mr. Olsen, a resident of Reva in Culpeper County, oversaw the store that operates 24 hours a day.
“I would like to thank all of the participants who worked diligently to get us to this point,” Warrenton Police Chief Lou Battle said. “The last week has been filled with many sleepless nights on the part of a lot of law enforcement personnel who have worked overtime to make a prompt arrest of the alleged perpetrator in this matter, and I think I speak for a lot of people when I say we are grateful for their dedicated service.”
Mr. Fisher called the investigation “intense and fast moving. In fact, there is still much work to be done in terms of follow-up investigation.
“Chief Battle and I were in constant contact along with the other agency personnel,” Mr. Fisher added. “All factors considered, it has been a very positive operation.”
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stephanieusrey · August 5, 2017 at 4:45 pm
RGLA - thank you for this enlightening comment. Wow!!
citizen observer · August 3, 2017 at 9:14 am
At least it's giving the George Soros funded Antifa trolls on social media a chance to earn money spreading false racism claims and spewing hatred against Trump.
RGLJA · August 3, 2017 at 8:02 am
This guy has a history of threatening his employer. Look it up. He used to work for IBM. IBM had to hire protective services to protect his supervisors when Duse threatened them many years ago, after he didn't get a promotion he wanted. Duse claimed racism and sued IBM and the protective service companies. They eventually paid him off just to get him to go away. Even then, he tried to sue them again for issuing him a 1099 for the payout, because he claimed it was a violation of his settlement agreement to inform the IRS of the payment. And this wasn't his only set of lawsuits. I'm surprised he could get a job with CVS with that record, and they made a terrible mistake when they hired him. The politically correct press has not reported any of his background yet, but you can bet this will all come out eventually.
citizen observer · August 2, 2017 at 2:12 pm
Great job by law enforcement!
Hard to believe a guy on Facebook posts below, Garcia Doores, is blaming Trump! Some people never miss an opportunity, whether it's the appropriate time or not.
Tell It Like It Is · August 2, 2017 at 7:37 am
Great job to Lou Battle and the WPD to use resources at hand to quickly get a suspect and arrest.
Excellent work gentlemen.
Now if we can get a few unsolved murders in this county resolved that would be nice as well. That's not a personal dig on the current sheriff. These are just a long standing issues that require attention.
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