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UPDATE: Man wanted in connection with Lynchburg homicide arrested

He previously was a person of interest in case

LYNCHBURG, Va. – UPDATE: Murder suspect Kenneth Allen Kelley Jr. was taken into custody at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. He is being held without bail at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.

ORIGINAL STORY: Lynchburg police have charged a man after a July death.

After first being named a person of interest in the case, police have now charged 22-year-old Kenneth Allen Kelley Jr. with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

On July 2, police found 28-year-old Phineas Rufus Neville, of Lynchburg, had been shot multiple times and took him to the hospital, where he later died as a result of his injuries.

People knew the victim as Ebony Morgan, though she hadn’t changed her legal name from Phineas Rufus Neville.

Police are searching for Kelley and ask that anyone who knows where he may be to call Detective A.O. Kittrell at 434-455-6170 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.


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