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Two Henry County teenagers arrested after man found dead in crashed car



HENRY COUNTY, VA – Two teenagers have been arrested after a man was found dead in crashed car in Henry County on Tuesday.


At 11:53 a.m., deputies found 20-year-old Skyler Bryant, of Bassett, in a silver 2008 Ford Focus unresponsive on Erwin Street.


The Henry County Sheriff’s Office said Bryant had what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene.


The medical examiner determined he died from a gunshot wound and ruled his death a homicide.


Officials believe an apparent plan between the victim and suspects to exchange drugs turned into a robbery.

A 17-year-old has been charged with felony homicide, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and use of a firearm in commission of robbery.


A 15-year-old has been charged with second degree murder, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, use of a firearm in commission of robbery, use of a firearm in commission of murder and possession of a firearm by an adjudicated juvenile felon.

Both juveniles are being held at the W.W. Moore Juvenile Detention Facility in Danville.


Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 276-638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 276-632-7463. The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2,500 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid


HENRY COUNTY, VA – The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that occurred in the Villa Heights community on Tuesday.


Sheriff Lane Perry told BTW21 News that they got a 911 call shortly before 12 p.m. for a single-vehicle crash on Erwin Street.


Deputies responded and say they located a 20-year-old man inside a vehicle dead from what officials believe is a gunshot wound.


The sheriff said the body will be taken to the office of the medical examiner for an autopsy.


Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 276-638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 276-632-7463. The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2,500 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.

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