Man who killed Wythe County deputy decades ago back behind bars

Deputy Cliff Dicker was shot and killed in line of duty nearly 30 years ago

The man who killed a Wythe County man decades again is again behind bars

A man who killed a Wythe County deputy decades ago is back behind bars.

Christopher Wheeler was arrested on Sunday in Oklahoma after he waved a gun inside a restaurant and bragged about killing an officer, according to Kay County Detention Center.

The 42-year-old was convicted of murdering Deputy Cliff Dicker in 1994 but was released from Green Rock Correctional Facility in Chatham last year.

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Due to former state guidelines, he had served enough time to be eligible for probation.

Wheeler is being held on a $150,000 bond and charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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