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Suspect turns himself in after he shot, killed Henry County man

Updated: Jan 26, 2021

HENRY COUNTY, VA – The suspect of Henry County's first homicide of the year has turned himself in.

At around 1:47 p.m. Monday, deputies were called to Lakewood Park Drive in the Laurel Park community of Henry County.

When deputies arrived, they found the body of 20-year-old Jeremiah Jerron Turner who lived there.

He had been shot multiple times, according to the sheriff’s office.

The investigation shows a man came to the mobile home, Turner allowed him inside and the two men went into a bedroom.

Investigators say after they entered the bedroom, the man shot and killed Turner before leaving the scene.

23-year-old Taylor Paige Thomas, of Axton, is in custody after he turned himself in at the sheriff’s office.

He has been charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, shooting inside of an occupied dwelling and three misdemeanor counts of brandishing a firearm.

Thomas is held in the Henry County Jail without bond.

This investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this homicide is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 276-638-8751 or Crime Stoppers at 276-632-7463. The Crime Stoppers Program offers rewards up to $2,500.00 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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