Man in custody for shooting Henry County 20-year-old in his own home, authorities say

Authorities say suspect turned himself in

Taylor Thomas has been charged with first-degree murder, according to the Henry County Sheriff's Office (Henry County Sheriff's Office)


A 23-year-old man is in custody after authorities said he shot a 20-year-old man to death inside his own home.

Authorities said the suspect, Taylor Thomas, knocked on Jeremiah Turner’s door before being let inside his home. After going inside, the two went to Turner’s bedroom where deputies say multiple shots were fired before Thomas ran away from the house.

Deputies arrived at Turner’s home at 200 Lakewood Park Drive just before 2 p.m. Monday to find Turner dead inside with multiple gunshot wounds. Authorities said he was taken to the medical examiner’s office.

Thomas has been charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, shooting inside of an occupied dwelling and three counts of brandishing a firearm, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies said Thomas turned himself in at the Sheriff’s Office and he is currently being held in the Henry County Jail without bond.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 276-638-8751.


The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the deadly shooting of a 20-year-old man inside his own home.

At 1:48 p.m. Monday, deputies were called to Lakewood Park Drive in the Laurel Park community in Henry County, about 5 miles east of uptown Martinsville.

They arrived to find that the man who lived there, Jeremiah Jerron Turner, was dead.

He was shot multiple times, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators believe a man came to Turner’s home, knocked on the door and Turner let him in.

The two then went into a bedroom where the man shot and killed Turner before running away from the home, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities describe the suspect as a man who was wearing a hat, flannel shirt and jeans.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 276-638-8751 or Crime Stoppers at 276-63-CRIME (632-7463). The Crime Stoppers Program offers rewards of up to $2,500 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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