An accused killer is back in Virginia after being on the run from police for nearly two weeks.

Adan "Manuel" Rodriguez was arraigned in an Alleghany County courtroom on Wednesday morning. According to court records, he was arraigned.

A preliminary hearing is now set for mid July.

Rodriguez is accused of killing his wife, Ashley, and then dumping her body in the graveyard where he worked.

Police discovered him in North Carolina last Thursday after a nearly two-week long manhunt.


JUNE 1 UPDATE: An Alleghany County man accused of murdering his wife will soon be heading home.

According to Sheriff Kevin Hall, Adan "Manuel" Rodriguez waived his extradition hearing in Charlotte.

That means he'll be brought back to Virginia to face charges.

Hall wouldn't say when.

Rodriguez was arrested in North Carolina on Thursday, putting an end to a nearly two-week long manhunt.

Investigators say Rodriguez killed his wife Ashley and then ditched her body in the graveyard where he worked.


MECKLENBURG CO., N.C. -- A man wanted for killing his wife in Alleghany County has been arrested in North Carolina, according to Alleghany County Sheriff Kevin Hall.

Adan Quiroz Rodriguez was arrested early Thursday morning near Pineville, North Carolina. That’s near Charlotte.

Investigators say Adan Quiroz Rodriguez shot and killed his wife, Ashley, and then left her body at an Alleghany County cemetery where he worked.  Ashley Rodriguez was found dead in a remote area of a cemetery on May 13. Several agencies have been searching for Adan Rodriguez since.

Adan “Manuel” Rodriquez had a first-degree murder warrant out for his arrest in Alleghany County. Rodriguez has been charged in North Carolina with being a fugitive from justice. He's being held in the Mecklenburg County Jail. He's scheduled for an extradition hearing at 1 p.m. Friday.

Hall said Rodriguez’s truck was spotted around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night by U.S. Marshals near Pineville, North Carolina, just south of Charlotte. Hall said he got the call around 12:30 a.m. Thursday morning that Rodriguez was taken into custody.

Ashley Rodriguez had four kids. Hall said he met with her family Thursday morning.

“It’s just a relief,” Sheriff Hall said.