UPDATE: Two teens arrested Tuesday on various charges, wanted for questioning in death of Samantha Robinson

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

UPDATE 7:35 p.m.: Lynchburg Police has confirmed that Tuesday’s events in the 1500 block of Floyd Street were related to the fatal shooting of Samantha Robinson from Jan. 21.

According to the Lynchburg Police Department, all five individuals — including two juveniles — who were wanted for questioning in connection with January’s homicide have been located.

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, police say 19-year-old Dia Montae Cedrik Taylor and 19-year-old Leondre Tymere Strange — both of Lynchburg — were arrested on outstanding warrants unrelated to the incident.

The department says Taylor was arrested on a probation violation on firearms charges while Strange was arrested for obstruction of justice, carrying a concealed weapon, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The investigation into Robinson’s death is ongoing.


LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Several law enforcement agencies were on-the-scene at a house in the 1500 block of Floyd Street Tuesday afternoon.

WFXR News was first on-scene and was informed by sources that the police presence was connected to the investigation into a homicide that took place earlier this year.

Lynchburg Police; The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) were among those at the scene.

Sources also tell WFXR News that just two blocks over, someone had tried to run but was caught on the 1500 block of Pierce Street.

WFXR News spoke with a man who saw a handcuffed individual get placed into a police car. That individual, who identified himself as the person’s cousin, says the person in handcuffs was a minor.

WFXR News’ Santiago Melli-Huber reached out to the Lynchburg Police Department for additional information and to confirm that this incident was in connection with a homicide investigation.

Police have not yet released a comment.

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