UPDATE: Wanted man in connection to a homicide arrested

UPDATE: A man wanted in connection to a homicide in Tazewell County, VA has been arrested in Smyrna County, VA.


TAZEWELL COUNTY, VA (WOAY) – In the late hours on May 6, 2020, there was a homicide in the Tannersville section of Tazewell County, Virginia. There was also a malicious wounding in the Thompson Valley section of Tazewell County.

At this time, Gabriel Layne Perry with his last known address being Saltville, VA, is a person of interest in both of these incidents.

We are asking the public that if you have any information on the whereabouts of Gabriel Layne Perry, to please contact the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office at (276) 988-0645 or our office at (276) 385-1240.

We also urge the public to not approach this subject and to take extreme caution.

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