In Hindsight, Looks Like Webb's Aide Was Correct In Wanting To Arm Himself
Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - Webb Aide Tried To Take Gun Into Senate Building, Capitol Police Say
"A top aide to Sen. James Webb was charged yesterday with trying to carry a loaded pistol and extra ammunition into a Senate office building, U.S. Capitol Police said."
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - Webb Aide Found Dead in Southwest Virginia
"Frederick Wayne Hutchins Jr., who headed up Sen. James Webb's Roanoke office, was found dead this morning alongside a highway in Botetourt County, according to the sheriff's office.
Hutchins, 26, had been active in numerous Democratic political campaigns and used to work for Del. Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke) before he went to work for Webb.
Ronnie N. Sprinkle, the Botetourt County sheriff, said in a statement his officers discovered Hutchins' body about 7 a.m. on an embankment next to a vehicle parked on the shoulder of southbound US 220 near Fincastle. (...)
Botetourt sheriff's Maj. Delbert Dudding was not able to say whether the incident was a suicide or the result of foul play.
"Any time you get a gunshot wound, you work it all the way until you can rule anything out," he said, adding that for now he simply considers it "an unnatural death."