NELSON COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — Roger Beverly has been identified as Shipman, VA man arrested Thursday evening over the death of Charlottesville resident Winfred W. Watson in Nelson County.
Beverly, 34, was charged by the Virginia State Police with 1st-degree murder and one felony county of concealing a body after allegedly stabbing Watson and then setting him on fire.
He is being held without bond at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.
The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about a body located off a path behind the Food Lion supermarket located at 85 Callohill drive, in Lovingston.
Upon arrival, deputies located the remains of Watson.
Based on the description provided by witness statements, the Sheriff’s deputies were able to locate Beverly a short time later.
He was hiding in some trees not far from where the remains of Watson were found, reports WSET.
Further investigation revealed that Beverly and Watson had gotten into a heated argument that lead to a physical altercation.
Watson was stabbed multiple times and then set on fire.
That murder weapon was then found on the scene.
Additional charges are pending, and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and Nelson County Commonwealth’s Attorney are assisting the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Appomattox Field Office with an ongoing criminal investigation.
Geo quick facts: Lovingston is a census-designated place in and the county seat of Nelson County, Virginia, United States. The population as of the 2010 Census was 520. Its ZIP Code is 22949. It was among the communities severely affected by flash flooding from Hurricane Camille in 1969 – Wikipedia.