Two Arrests Made in Henry Co. Double Homicide

Martinsville, VA - There's been two arrests in the murder of two brothers in Henry County last month.

And the Henry County Sheriff's Office believes the motive is related to drug money.

Sheriff Lane Perry says they believe this is related to a major drug pipeline and a major drug dealing operation.

He says thousands of dollars were involved with large amounts of drugs.

Perry tells us they've arrested 24-year-old Jonathan "Johnny" Rivera-Olvera on two counts of first degree murder and a firearm charge.

And 33-year-old James Travis Moore on one count of first degree murder and a firearm charge.

You may remember at the end of last month, 40-year-old Alfonso Navarro-Pena was found dead and the next day his brother 33-year-old Noel Navarro-Pena was also found dead.

Both of them were shot.

Perry says in connection they found nearly 30 thousand dollars in cash as well as 25 pounds of marijuana and more than 2 and a half ounces of cocaine.

According to Perry, they also found indications of drug trafficking.

Several federal agencies helped in the investigation.

And Wednesday morning, Perry says they were able to make arrests.

But he says they may not be done yet,"We have uncovered documents such as ledgers that have names and amounts and we will still be interpreting that data so this could branch out further," says Perry.

Rivera-Olvera and Moore are being held in the Henry County Jail under no bond.


Martinsville, VA - The Henry County Sheriff's Office has made two arrests in the deaths of two brothers last month in what they are calling a drug trafficking investigation.

They held a press conference Thursday about the deaths of 40-year-old Alfonso Navarro-Pena and 33-year-old Noel Navarro-Pena. Alfonso was found dead inside his truck in front of a home on Daniel Road in Axton. A few hours later, Noel was found in the parking lot of the Smith River Sports Complex.

Thursday the Sheriff's Office announced they have arrested Jonathan Rivera-Olvera and James Travis Moore. Sheriff Lane Perry says there may be more arrests stemming from this case.