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Man Accused of Murder in Connection to Locust Avenue Shooting to Appear in Court

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The man accused of killing four people in Clarksburg last month will be in court next month.

Sidney Muller, 27, faces four counts of first degree murder in the shooting deaths of Todd Amos, 29, Christopher Hart, 27, Fred Swiger, 70, and Freddy Swiger, 47.

The shooting occurred on July 26, when Muller went to Hart's house on Locust Avenue to collect a $10,000 drug debt owed to him by Hart and Amos, according to a criminal complaint document. Muller entered the home, went to the bedroom where he found Amos in the house with Hart. Muller confronted both men about the debt, when an argument ensued. Muller told Clarksburg Police that Hart displayed a handgun, Muller said he knocked the gun from his hand and retrieved it from the floor. The complaint alleges that Muller shot Hart in the right side of his head, then shot Amos in the face twice.

When Muller was leaving the house, he encountered Freddie and Fred Swiger, and fatally shot both of the men. Muller provided a statement to police admitting his involvement with drug transactions between Hart and Amos, along with admitting to shooting all four victims, according to a criminal complaint.

The Harrison County Prosecutor's Office said Muller will appear before Judge James Matish on Tuesday, September 17 for a competence and criminal responsibility hearing.

His preliminary hearing has not been set.