Update: Man Charged for First Degree Murder of Woman in Henry Co.

Update 6:55 p.m.:

Henry Co., VA - Arthur Gene McClard was charged Wednesday with the first degree murder of Joyce Daily Mitchell and robbery.

Officials say Mitchell's preliminary cause of death was strangulation.

Officials also say her pocketbook, cash and her car were taken from her home.


Henry Co., VA - Officials have arrested of a man wanted in connection to a homicide investigation in Henry County.

Sheriff Lane Perry says Arthur McClard is in custody right now.

They wanted to talk to McClard after Joyce Mitchell, 74, was found dead in her home Monday.

Perry says Roanoke police called them Wednesday afternoon saying they had found McClard.

Perry sent his investigators to Roanoke after the call and they are there arranging for his transfer back to Henry County.

The sheriff says McClard was arrested without incident.