Hicks pleads not guilty

Hicks pleads not guilty

Brian Alexander Hicks, a Northern Virginia man who has been accused of shooting and killing Gabriel Ryan Maness, pleaded not guilty to two charges during an arraignment hearing in Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court Monday afternoon. 

Hicks has been charged with murder and use of a firearm to commit murder. 

Police responded to the Farm Fresh grocery store in Norge shortly after 8 a.m. on April 17 because callers said shots had been fired. According to court documents, Hicks was found standing roughly 5 feet away from Mannes' body with a .45 caliber handgun on the ground in front of him. 

During the brief...