DANVILLE, Va. – Authorities have charged a man in connection with a recent Danville murder.
The Danville Police Department, along with the Danville Commonwealth’s Attorney, charged 29-year-old Ladarius Jeffries, of Danville, in connection with the March 4 murder of Melvin Smith.
Jeffries faces one count of second-degree murder. He is being held without bond in the Danville City Jail.
Police arrested Jeffries on March 4 for an outstanding probation violation and he’s been in jail since then, according to Danville police.
Police arrived at the 300 block of Summit Road for a shots fired call at 6:40 a.m. on March 4. Officers found Smith in the front yard of his house with a gunshot wound, according to Danville police. EMS personnel pronounced Smith dead at the scene.
The investigation is ongoing.