UPDATED 4:30 pm Friday – From the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office: The office continues the investigation of a home invasion that resulted in a homicide at 140 Martins Lane Madison Heights Va. Investigators continue to interview people, and review evidence collected. It has been determined that this invasion was a targeted event and a suspect has been identified. This person is currently incarcerated on unrelated charges. Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Amherst Sheriff’s Office at 946-9381, or to call Crime Stoppers. Anyone that has any information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information regarding this crime. All information is totally confidential.
Previously: The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office says an 81-year-old woman is dead, her 63-year-old son critically injured, after an overnight home invasion and assault in Madison Heights. Deputies were called to Martins Lane around 2:00 a.m. Norma Jean Freeman was killed, and at last word, her son Allen Freeman is under treatment at Lynchburg General Hospital. Officials say both victims were in bed when their home was broken into, and both were subject to blunt force trauma, although it is unknown right know what weapon was used. Investigators say there is no known motive, and they believe at this point the assault was random. Anyone who might have any information regarding this crime is asked to call the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office at (434) 946-9300.