MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — The Martinsville Police Department (MPD) says a man has been arrested in connection to the homicide investigation of Antoine Preston.

On Sept. 30, officers responded to the 1400 block of Fayette Street, where they found Preston, dead inside a pickup truck down an embankment. During the investigation, officers learned that someone had fired gunshots into Preston’s vehicle.

According to Martinsville Police, 46-year-old Delano Tomaz Ross, of Martinsville was taken into custody on Spring Street. He was arrested on the following charges:

  • 1st Degree Murder
  • Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony
  • Shoot from a Vehicle to Endanger Persons
  • Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle
  • Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition by a Violent Convicted Felon
  • Reckless Handling of a Firearm

Ross is being held without bond.

MPD says that even though an arrest has been made, investigators are continuing to interview witnesses and collect evidence. Anyone with additional information is asked to call Sergeant Durham at 276-403-5330 or Crime Stoppers at 276-63-CRIME (276-632-7463).

WFXR News will continue to update this story as additional details are released.