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Man kicked out of Dinwiddie church just hours before fatal stabbing

Posted at 7:42 PM, Jan 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-12 19:42:57-05

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. -- Investigators have arrested and charged John Darryl Ridley, 40, of Stony Creek with second-degree murder after a body was found inside a home in the 24000 block of Ridley Road in Dinwiddie County Monday afternoon.

Investigators said John Ridley came to the emergency room at Southside Regional Medical Center suffering from stab wounds. Investigators used the information received at the emergency room and discovered the body of 59-year-old Dwight Carrington Ridley at the home on Ridley Road.

Family members tell CBS 6 Dwight Ridley and John Ridley are related.

John Darryl Ridley

John Darryl Ridley

Now the preacher at a Dinwiddie church said that Ridley was at the church Sunday, acting bizarely.

Pastor Jerry Rose said Ridley interrupted the service, making a commotion and playing with the band's drums. When police were called, he left.

Then, 24 hours later, the fatal stabbing.

Dwight Ridley's body has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond to determine the cause of death.

John Ridley is being held without bond at Meherrin River Regional Jail. He will be arraigned in Dinwiddie Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on January 12, 2016.