The former Cal Fire battalion chief accused of murdering his fiancée will stand trial for the crime.
Sarah Jane Douglas was found stabbed and strangled to death near Elk Grove in the home she shared with Fleming on May 1. Orville Fleming would vanish, only to be found more than two weeks later at a bus stop.
The former Cal Fire chief accused of murder has entered a “not guilty” plea at a hearing Monday.
The report, which is so far unsubstantiated, arose during the manhunt for Orville Fleming, a former state battalion chief and training officer who was arrested in connection with the death of the woman, a former escort who became his girlfriend.
A former Cal Fire battalion chief who allegedly killed his fiancee did not enter a plea in court on his second appearance before a judge on Tuesday. Instead, the murder case was continued until early July.
Trading fire gear for a jail jumpsuit, Orville Fleming was walked into court looking relatively well-groomed after spending more than two weeks hiding out in the brush near where he was last seen.
The man who spent weeks on the run after allegedly killing his fiancee will make his first court appearance on Tuesday.
In his 16 days on the run, Orville Fleming hardly tried to change his appearance.
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputies say the 55-year-old has admitted to killing his fiancee Sarah Douglas. He will face a judge on Tuesday.
Fleming, 55, had been on the run since May 1. Authorities accuse Fleming of brutally murdering his 26-year-old girlfriend Sarah Jane Douglas at a home the two shared in Elk Grove. Douglas was found brutally murdered and left face down on the floor, her family told CBS13.
Cal Fire officials say that they have made sure to heighten security at the former workplace of wanted murder suspect Orville Fleming.
Former FBI agent James Wedick, who has chased his share of fugitives, describes Fleming as dangerous and desperate.