A Powhatan man, Anthony Davenport, 25, will be charged in Louisa County with killing his roommate and leaving his body on a Green Springs farm property.
The body of the victim, Terell Bailey, who was 23, was found on June 22 on East Green Springs Road. Louisa County Sheriff’s Office Major Donald Lowe said at a July 1 press conference that Bailey’s remains were discovered in a ditch by a farm worker.
Lowe explained that authorities delayed releasing details about the case until Davenport could be located.
“We had a small window of opportunity to track him before the public knew about it and evidence was destroyed,” the major said. “We wanted him to not know that Bailey had been discovered in Louisa County.”
The United States Marshals Service tracked Davenport to Poughkeepsie, New York, where he was captured without incident at a relative’s house on June 27. He will be extradited to Powhatan and Louisa counties later this month to face charges.
Bailey had been reported missing from Powhatan County by his father, Tracy, on June 20. It took a couple of days after Bailey’s body was found for authorities to positively identify him, Lowe said.
Lowe said he could not comment on the cause of death or Davenport’s motive.
Davenport is also expected to be charged in Powhatan with malicious wounding and armed robbery. Brad Nunnally, Powhatan County sheriff, said those charges and the murder “are two different cases.” Lowe declined to say whether the cases are connected.
“Terell was non-confrontational, didn’t like any kind of drama,” Tiffany Bailey, his mother, said at the press conference. “He didn’t deserve this. So if anybody who knows any information about this can help, we would appreciate it.”
“Everybody worked around the clock to bring justice for your son,” Kevin Connally, U.S. Marshals Service supervisory inspector, told Bailey’s parents at the press conference.