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Name released of victim of fatal Buena Vista assault; man arrested for murder

Tony Conner mugshot
Tony Conner mugshot(Rockbridge County jail)
Published: Feb. 23, 2022 at 11:55 AM EST
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BUENA VISTA, Va. (WDBJ) - A man has been charged with second-degree murder for the killing of another man in Buena Vista Tuesday, according to Buena Vista Police.

Tony Conner is being held in the Rockbridge County jail for murder in the second degree, malicious assault and violation of a protective order.

Buena Vista Police were called to the home on Longhollow Road about 8:10 Tuesday morning. Officers found Timothy Wilkins, 52 of Augusta County, bleeding and unconscious in the driveway. He was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Conner was arrested at the scene of the assault. No information has yet been released about cause of death or circumstances of the assault.

A search warrant was served, according to court records, and police seized a knife, cell phone, swabs of red stain, a broom and a tablet.

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