OLYMPIA, Wash. — A 28-year-old Army sergeant accused of killing his wife during an argument and hiding her body in a storage crate has been ordered held on $750,000 bail.
Sheldon Plummer appeared before a judge Monday in Olympia via video feed. He is being held in the Thurston County jail for investigation of second-degree murder in the death of 27-year-old Winter Plummer.
According to court documents, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord sergeant walked into a sheriff’s office Friday and confessed to killing his wife. The documents say Plummer told a detective that he strangled his wife after she attacked him with a knife during an argument in mid-February. In court, prosecutors said that Plummer sent text messages from his wife’s cell phone so her relatives would believe she was still alive.
The couple has a 2-year-old daughter.