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Man Arrested in McDowell Co., Charged with Murder in VA

Local - 1/23/2013 1:54 PM by Nadine Grimley
A McDowell County man is arrested and charged with the murder of a man in Buchanan County, Virginia.

David Gilbert, 24, of War, was arrested by McDowell County Sheriff's Deputies as a fugitive from justice.  Gilbert was extradited and charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, attempted robbery, and first degree felony murder.  He's currently in Southwest Virginia Regional Jail. 

Officials in Virginia said Gilbert killed Leroy Shortridge and left his body in a creek near his residence on Watkins Street in Grundy.  Shortridge's body was found in November of 2011.

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