Man charged with murder released from hospital after shootout with Lynchburg police, authorities say

Campbell County man is accused of murdering Robin Chenault

By Jeff Williamson - Digital Content Manager, Keith Dunlap - Graham Media Group

Tony Kidd faces charges of second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of murder in connection with the death of 69-year-old Robin L. Chenault.

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. - On Saturday,  the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office obtained arrest warrants for Tony Allen Kidd in reference to the homicide of Robin Chenault.

He was charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of murder. 

Kidd was arrested on Tuesday and is in the custody of Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority in Lynchburg. 

ORIGINAL STORY - Oct. 6, 2018

A woman was killed and a man was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital with life-threatening injuries following a shooting in Evington on Saturday, according to deputies.

The suspected shooter, 53-year-old Tony A. Kidd, is also being treated for life-threatening injuries at Lynchburg General Hospital.

Kidd is facing multiple charges for a series of crimes in Campbell County that occurred since Friday night, authorities said.

The incidents began after 9 p.m. on Friday, when Kidd was arrested for assault and battery at 96 Lucinda Drive in Evington, according to authorities.

Kidd was released on bond.

At 12:33 a.m. Saturday, deputies received a call about an individual trying to break into a Ford Expedition at 21 Lucinda Drive in Evington. 

Deputies said they arrived and spoke with the homeowners, but didn’t find a suspect.

Late Saturday morning, deputies said they conducted a welfare check at 21 Lucinda Drive, where they found 69-year-old Robin L. Chenault dead and a 65-year-old man injured from gunshot wounds, deputies said.

Kidd was located in Lynchburg and was pursued by a Lynchburg police officer, according to deputies. 

No other details on how Kidd was wounded were released.


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