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Man arrested, charged with killing his female cab driver in Danville

The 47-year-old man had no connection to his victim, according to police

DANVILLE, Va. – Police arrested the 47-year-old man believed to have killed his cab driver on Sunday night.

James Edward Fultz IV, of Martinsville, is charged with one count of first-degree murder in connection with the death of 51-year-old Wendy Harris.

Harris, who lived in Danville, had no connection with Fultz, according to police.

Investigators believe Fultz was riding in a cab, when, at some point, he cut or stabbed Harris, the who died at the scene.

He left the 500 block of Gay Street before police arrived, but investigators developed him as the suspect, tracked him to a location on Temple Avenue and arrested him after he tried to run away from them, according to police.

Police also charged Fultz with the robbery of Carter’s Quick Shoppe at 3103 West Main Street on Dec. 27, 2020.

He is currently being held in the Danville City Jail without bond.

Danville Police will hold a H.E.A.R.T. walk at 3 p.m. Monday in the area where this incident took place. HEART stands for Heal and Engage After Recent Trauma.

Both cases are still active investigations and anyone with information about either case is asked to contact police at 434-793-0000.


ORIGINAL STORY

Danville Police are investigating after responding to a medical emergency in the 500 block of Gay Street Sunday night.

Just before 9 p.m., Danville Police were called to the 500 block of Gay Street for a medical emergency. They found a female suffering from an apparent wound. The victim will be identified once the family has been notified. The victim’s body will be taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Roanoke for an autopsy. The investigation is ongoing.

This is the first homicide in the City of Danville this year.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Danville Crimestoppers at (434) 793-0000, or via the crime tips line on your computer at crimetips@ci.danville.va.us. Police say information given will remain confidential.

Citizens who contact Crimestoppers by telephone may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00.


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