From the Henry County Sheriff’s Office…
UPDATE – Arrest in Homicide / Malicious Wounding / Robbery Investigation
June 14, 2010
Steven O’Neal Porter, a 26 year-old male, of 3424 Columbus Drive, Bassett, VA and currently incarcerated in the Henry County Jail, was arrested this evening for first degree murder, malicious wounding, robbery and three counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony. Steven O’Neal Porter was arrested at the Henry County Jail this evening at approx. 9:00 pm. He is being held without bond and a photo is attached below.
This investigation has been a cooperative effort of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, the Martinsville Police Department, the Virginia State Police, ATF Task Force Officers and the U S Marshall Service.
This arrest is in reference to the homicide, malicious wounding and robbery which occurred at B G’s Express, 1777 Old Chatham Road, Martinsville, VA on Friday, May 28, 2010, shortly after midnight.
The homicide victim, Nirmal Singh, 57 year old male of Chatham Heights Road, was found in B G’s Express with gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene. William Thomas, a second employee was wounded in this same incident and he was treated and hospitalized at Memorial Hospital.
This investigation is continuing and anyone having any information about this incident is requested to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office or the Martinsville Police Department at 276-638-8751.
The Crimestoppers Program offers reward money up to $1000.00 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information provided determine the amount of reward paid. Call Crimestoppers – 63-CRIME (632-7463).