44ºF

August 2014 road rage incident leads to second-degree murder indictment

August 2014 road rage incident leads to second-degree murder indictment (Image 1) (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

BOTETOURT CO. (WSLS 10) -  A Botetourt Grand Jury has returned a second-degree murder indictment on a 2014 road rage incident, according to Botetourt County Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle.

Investigators presented the evidence of the investigation to the Grand Jury on Monday, March 2, 2015. Barry Samuel Camden 51, of Lexington, Va., was arrested at his home based on the indictment handed down earlier in the day. 

The charge stems from an August incident which happened along Interstate-81 at Exit 162, south of the Town of Buchanan. 

The investigation, including witness statements, showed that on August 27, 2014 at approximately 5:50 p.m. there was an altercation between two men. Sheriff's deputies responded to the scene and found Terry W. Kelly, 62, of Buchanan near his vehicle. 

Kelly told the first Deputy on scene that he had been in a fight with someone who had cut him off on Interstate; however, he refused being checked out by the Rescue Squad and did not want to pursue charges against the other person.     

The next day on August 28, Kelly began having medical issues at his home and was transported to a Roanoke area Hospital by EMS. Over the course of the next few weeks Kelly's health continued to decline until his death on September 16, 2014. 

Investigators conducted numerous interviews during the investigation including those with the victim. All facts along with the Medical Examiners findings were presented to the Grand Jury. 

Camden is currently being held in the Botetourt County Jail without bond, awaiting a September 26, 2015 arraignment before the Botetourt County Circuit Court Judge.