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Third suspect arrested after body found in Dinwiddie ditch

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Posted at 1:48 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 13:53:30-04

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. – A third suspect has been arrested and charged in the murder of a man found in a Dinwiddie County ditch last week.

Nicholas Allan Kirchner, 32, of Petersburg, VA was arrested on Sunday, May 24 and charged with second-degree murder in the death of 23-year-old Zackary Elan Scott.

Kirchner is being held without bond in Meherrin River Regional Jail, pending arraignment in Dinwiddie County General District Court.

The arrest of Kirchner comes after two arrests last week.

Ryan Wayne Jones, 26, of Hopewell, and Darius Javonte Holmes, 27, of Petersburg, were previously arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office at 804-469-4550 or Petersburg/Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 861-1212

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can submit a news tip here.