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January 10, 2012
The Roanoke Police Department has arrested a man in connection with an October murder. Terrry Nicole Preston, 42, of Martinsville, turned himself into police Monday. Preston has been charged with murder in the death of 19-year-old Patrick Ryan Dennis of Roanoke. Investigators found Dennis dead on the night of Oct. 21 after a report of shots fired. Preston had already been indicted. Here is the news release from the Roanoke Police Department: The Roanoke Police Department has made an arrest in a homicide that occurred on October 21, 2011.  Terry Nicole Preston, age 42 of Martinsville, was arrested on January 9, 2012, after turning himself in to the Roanoke Police Department.  He is charged with murder in the death of Patrick Ryan Dennis, age 19 of Roanoke.  Officers responded on October 21, 2011, at approximately 10:21 p.m. to the 4100 block of Palmer Avenue in reference to shots being fired.  Upon arrival officers located the body of Mr. Dennis.  Anyone with additional information regarding this or other crimes should contact the Roanoke Police Department at (540)
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Karen Kiley and Reporter | March 14, 2011
UPDATE  3/15: More charges have been filed in the abduction and murder of Nathan Combs. The Smyth Co. Commonwealth's Attorney Roy Evans will present capital murder charges to the next grand jury for Daniel Crouse, 38, and Garrett Crouse, 18, according to a press release from the sheriff's department. Evans will also present a charge of Accessory to Capital Murder against Ricky James, 24, for his involvement in Combs death, according to the press release. Evidence is still being collected to determine if the death penalty will be sought, according to Evans.
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April 7, 2011
Danville Police are releasing more information about a body found Thursday morning near the Danville Expressway. Lieutenant Scott Eanes with the Danville Police Department says a driver spotted the body in a ditch next to an entrance ramp on the expressway. The body has been identified as Kendra Stokes of Danville.  The 24 year old had been shot "multiple times," according to Eanes. Police estimate Stokes had been dead for at least eight hours when her body was found around 7:30 Thursday morning.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | February 6, 2013
A man found dead in Danville on Saturday evening has been identified. Investigators say Arturo Almilcar Cadena-Alfaro, 27, was found shot to death. He is from the state of Coahuila in Mexico. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Danville Police Department at (434) 799-6508 or (434) 799-5111. =============================== 2 p.m. Wednesday : Preliminary information shows that a man found dead Saturday evening in Danville is from out of the country.
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Hollani Davis and Anchor/Reporter | September 7, 2011
Police have an extra set of eyes on the road and these don't blink. The new technology goes way beyond the average dash board cam.  It's a license plate scanner that tells police in Rocky Mount what you've done from a distance.  A computer and camera will zero in on your license plate, read it and then be able to pick up if you are wanted on any felonies. "We have actually stopped cars and not known they were homicide suspects and therefore from the safety standpoint of it, put an officer at risk," says Rocky Mount Police Chief David Cundiff.
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WDBJ Web Staff | April 11, 2011
Lynchburg police have arrested a 17 year old from Lynchburg in connection with a deadly shooting this morning. He's been charged with murder and using a firearm in the commission of a felony. -------------------------------------------- Police in Lynchburg are looking into a homicide that occurred shortly before 12:30 a.m. Monday. They were called to the Millwood Apartments near Graves Mill Road and found Timothy Antoine Irving dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Police are currently looking for two persons of interest.  Anyone with information can contact Lynchburg Police or Central Virginia Crimestoppers.
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Keith Humphry and Anchor/Reporter | March 11, 2011
Roanoke's cold case investigator may get some help applying unusual technology to some of the city's 43 unsolved homicide cases. The murder of Donald Seis remains a mystery five years after he was killed in his apartment on King George Avenue in Old Southwest Roanoke. Detective L.P. Manning says he has submitted evidence to the crime lab in the Seis case that could solve it by using mitochondrial DNA. "We have some people that we're looking at," says Manning. "We're either trying to either clear them as suspects or confirm that they are suspects.
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Bethany Tucker and NEWS 7 Associate Producer | December 10, 2011
Update - 4:12 p.m.: Danville Police say Walter Ricardo Robinson, Jr. and DeAsia Judia Lampkin have been arrested in connection with Friday's murder. 21 year old Robinson is charged with first degree murder, and 22 year old Lampkin is charged with accessory to murder.  Both are being held in the Danville City Jail without bond. In addition, authorities have identified the victim as 22 year old Jordan Yasmine Sade Griffin. Anyone with additional information about this murder is encouraged to call Danville Crimestoppers at (434)
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Karen Kiley and Tim Saunders and Reporters | August 2, 2010
Bond hearing reveals details about the death of a southside toddler 28 month old, Tyler McCoy died last October. After a nearly 10-month long investigation, charges were filed against his father's ex-girlfriend: Stephanie Scates. Investigators say Scates was home alone with the child at the time of McCoy's death. Scates says she's innocent and told investigators the child died after falling down the stairs. Prosecutors paint a very different and much more malicious picture.
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