August 3, 2017
Police: CVS manager had investigated alleged killer
Bernard C. Duse Jr., charged with first-degree murder of his store manager, had filed a civil claim against CVS, according to Warrenton police.
The murdered Warrenton CVS Pharmacy manager had launched an investigation into complaints against the employee who allegedly killed him last week, according to court documents.
Police found Rex Olsen’s body behind the Blackwell Road store just after 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26.
Authorities arrested store employee Bernard Clark Duse Jr., 76, of Alexandria, a week later.
Mr. Olsen “had a strained relationship” with Mr. Duse “due in significant part to the deceased having testified unfavorably against Mr. Duse in connection with a civil claim (the defendant) filed against CVS,” Warrenton police Detective Tim Carter wrote in the criminal complaint.
Authorities tracked Mr. Olsen’s cell phone and that of the defendant to the Mount Vernon area of Fairfax County where Mr. Duse lives, according to the document.
Mr. Duse made a brief appearance, by video, in Fauquier County General District Court on Thursday.
Judge J. Gregory Ashwell set a preliminary hearing in the first-degree murder case for 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2.
Mr. Duse remains in jail without bond.
The defendant “was not scheduled to work on the day of the killing,” Sgt. Carter wrote. “He is also a concealed handgun permit owner.”
Authorities have released little other information about the case. Related search warrants remain sealed, according to Commonwealth’s Attorney James P. Fisher.
“Perhaps as many as 20 items of physical evidence have been or are being sent to the laboratory for forensic analysis,” Mr. Fisher told Judge Ashwell at the arraignment hearing. “We hope to get an expedited analysis, but the state is experiencing a case backlog at the Department of Forensic Science. We are hopeful for a prompt, yet thorough scientific analysis of these items.”
Mr. Olsen, 64, had managed the pharmacy, which operates 24 hours a day, since 2008. He lived in the Culpeper County community of Reva.
He “died of an apparent gunshot wound from a handgun,” Sgt. Carter said in the arrest document.
Mr. Duse also faces a charge of using a firearm in commission of a felony.
Judge Ashwell appointed the public defender’s office to represent the alleged murder.
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Rover 530 · August 4, 2017 at 10:24 pm
Hey all, let's not toss out more derogatory comments about the accused and subsequently taint the local jury pool. I see a motion to change the venue if the local public is swayed by public comments on Duse's past actions (true or not).
martinkus · August 4, 2017 at 4:50 pm
I have had interactions with both individuals in the past while shopping at CVS. Mr. Olsen was a wonderful person...Mr. Duse, Jr. not so much. Duse, Jr. acted as though there was a large chip on his shoulder and was not very friendly to customers. It is very tragic and shocking that something so horrific could happen in Warrenton. Perhaps Mr. Duce Jr was mentally unstable-unknown at this time. If found guilty, Duse, Jr. should pay the ultimate price for his horrific act.
citizen observer · August 4, 2017 at 9:11 am
He is probably hoping Sharpton and Jackson would show up on his behalf and advocate burning down Warrenton.
RGLJA · August 4, 2017 at 5:10 am
RG, You are mistaken about Duse winning his discrimination lawsuit against IBM. That was settled before it ever went to trial. Duse tried to sue IBM again, for issuing a 1099 for the settlement. That did go to trial and Duse lost. Duse also sued the companies that were hired to protect IBM employees. He won a judgement in that suit, but that suit was not about racial discrimination, and not against IBM. Duse also sued CVS alleging racial discrimination. And there is more...
Yes, I see a litigious race hustler that murdered his most recent employer. You see a well educated man with strong performance reviews. I expect you'll change your mind when his background is fully exposed.
Jim Griffin · August 3, 2017 at 9:56 pm
Apparently, he may be proven a murderer. I know nothing about that but what we read and I suspect it is true.
I did do the search RGLJA suggested and came to the opposite conclusion. I found no evidence he is "a race hustler" nor could I find evidence that he "sued at least three different companies where has been employed, and claimed he was a victim of racial discrimination."
The claim about IBM hiring protection? He won his discrimination case against IBM, and two separate cases against the security companies they employed. IBM's doctors said he was healthy, even normal for an executive, and the surveillance or "protection" was alleged abusive.
It is worth noting he served our country at war with distinction and that he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, worked for P&G (which he did not sue) and graduated from the Harvard Business School in 1970. IBM gave him many strong performance reviews.
Murderer? Apparently. Race hustler? Not a claim sustained upon casual search, but my mind remains open to the possibility you will redouble your efforts and prove it. I cannot.
RGLJA · August 3, 2017 at 7:13 pm
Duse is apparently a race hustler. He has sued at least three different companies where he has been employed, and claimed he was a victim of racial discrimination. Apparently there was a concern about threatened violence in the IBM case, as IBM had to hire extra protection for it's employees. It appears that he escalated from threats to outright murder this time. A sad and horrible story of a sick mind. Google the background of this guy and make your own conclusions.
Wellitsthetruth · August 3, 2017 at 7:02 pm
I STILL SCREWED IT UP DARN MAN, IM SO EMBARRASSED
Wellitsthetruth · August 3, 2017 at 7:01 pm
I know the difference Steve, just didn't notice and don't really care.
How did was my writing(grammar) this time? Did I do it right?
GuyFromBealeton · August 3, 2017 at 4:38 pm
In before Garcia Doores Claims Racism!
Wellitsthetruth · August 3, 2017 at 1:10 pm
>Police: Alleged killer had beef with CVS manager
did a teenager right that headline
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