Man charged in connection with Lynchburg homicide, police standoff appears in court

The key witness failed to appear for a second time and attorneys requested a $15,000 bond

The Lynchburg man was arrested in March charged with second degree murder and possession and use of a firearm

LYNCHBURG, Va. – One Lynchburg man will remain behind bars – for now.

Keri Sharpe was arrested in March and charged with second-degree murder along with possession and use of a firearm in connection with the death of 47-year-old Jared Davis.

Sharpe appeared for a scheduled preliminary hearing on Tuesday morning.

The prosecutor said that the 33-year-old shot Davis eight times during an altercation near 16th Street, then had a six-hour standoff with police near the community access network building.

A key witness failed to appear in court for the second time and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Attorneys requested a $15,000 bond for Sharpe, and the judge said he would make that decision next Tuesday, Sept. 20.

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Tim Harfmann joined the 10 News team in September 2020 and works at the station's Lynchburg bureau.