Man charged with attempted murder, other felonies in Nelson County

Jonah Junior Meredith, III (Nelson County Sheriff's Office)

ARRINGTON, Va. – The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office has located and arrested a man they called “armed and dangerous.”

Authorities responded to a shots fired call in the 300 block of Jones Creek Lane in Arrington Saturday, January 22, 2022.

Jonah Junior Meredith, III, 52, was arrested without incident, according to deputies.

He is charged with two counts of attempted murder and simple assault, and one count of malicious wounding, firing a missile at an occupied vehicle, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, use or display of a firearm in the commission of a felony, reckless handling of a firearm and carrying a concealed weapon.

Update: January 29, 2022 (Arrested) January 22, 2022, 8:29 p.m. The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office recently...

Posted by Nelson County Sheriff's Office - Sheriff David W. Hill on Saturday, January 22, 2022

Meredith was also arrested on seven counts of violating felony probation in Nelson County. He also has one charge of simple assault in Amherst County.

This remains an active investigation and no further information is available at this time.

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