Kanawha County Magistrate Mike Sisson said security is greater inside a jail than inside a hospital. He ordered Bramble held in the South Central Regional Jail in lieu of a $200,000 cash-only bail. Sisson said mental health services at the jail are adequate enough and that Bramble would be placed on suicide watch.
A doctor at Thomas Memorial Hospital requested that Bramble receive a hearing before a mental hygiene court, Payne said. Sisson said that would be set at a later date.
Sisson also said Bramble could not have contact with his wife, Lori Ann.
Lori Ann Bramble attended Wednesday's hearing, but stayed in a room adjacent to the courtroom. She did not talk to her husband and declined to talk to a reporter.
Bramble initially pointed a gun at his wife during Monday's incident, according to the criminal complaint.
Police said Bramble was upset about something for days before the shooting incident but that they did not know what. He fired dozens of rounds during the incident, which led to his neighbors being evacuated, police said.
Bramble had worked in the Workers' Compensation Division of the West Virginia Attorney General's Office. He was hired last year by then-Attorney General Darrell McGraw.
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