Staff Report —
An Amissville, Va., man was arrested Friday in Nassawadox on a charge of murdering his wife, according to a press release from the Warrenton Police Department.
Kenneth Olenslager, 27, is currently incarcerated in the Eastern Shore Regional Jail, pending extradition, according to a release from the Warrenton Police Department.
Olenslager was charged with murder and distribution of a controlled substance after his wife, Lydia McGarry, 25, of Amissville, was found dead at a Red Roof Inn in Warrenton on July 31.
An autopsy determined McGarry died of an overdose of fentanyl.
The couple had been married since August 2019, according to an article in the Fauquier Times.
Warrenton detectives, in coordination with the Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force and the Fauquier County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, investigated and identified the source of the fentanyl and the person involved in supplying it to McGarry, according to the release.
Olenslager was taken into custody by the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office.
There have been 14 overdoses in Warrenton in 2021, according to the release.
McGarry’s death was the first homicide of the year for the town.