SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (WFXR) — A man has been arrested for multiple charges — including murder — in connection with another man’s death in South Boston following a joint investigation among Halifax County authorities.

According to the South Boston Police Department, word came in just after 5 p.m. on April 29 about an unresponsive man in the 1000 block of College Street. 

When police arrived at the scene a few minutes later, they discovered 69-year-old Clifton Roger Davis — who had multiple injuries, including a head wound — inside the home. First responders brought Davis to Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

The department’s investigators worked quickly to identify possible suspects and determine the cause of Davis’ injuries. 

However, as the case developed, police say they determined that related crimes may have taken place outside of South Boston, so members of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office joined the investigation.

On Tuesday, May 10, authorities tell WFXR News they obtained arrest warrants for 25-year-old Leondrae LaQuay Tuck of Halifax.

According to officials, Tuck was taken into custody without incident on Friday, May 13 and is being held without bond at the Halifax County Adult Detention Center for the following charges:

  • Second-degree murder
  • Abduction
  • Use of a firearm while committing abduction
  • Robbery

“We appreciate the Halifax/South Boston Gang and Narcotics Task Force, along with the Virginia State Police for their assistance with this investigation,” stated South Boston Police Chief Bryan Young.  “Sheriff Clark and I are committed to working together to ensure we use all of our resources to protect our community.”

Authorities say they expect to make more arrests in connection with this ongoing investigation.

If you have any information concerning about this incident, you are asked to contact the Halifax County Crime Line at 434-476-8445. Callers may remain anonymous.