The Henry County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the homicide of Eric Montequilla Barksdale, 32, of 1648 Rivermont Heights Rd., Martinsville, VA. The homicide occurred at 1648 Rivermont Heights Rd., Martinsville, VA on February 2, 2019. Through the course of the investigation it was determined that an argument ensued between the victim, Eric Barksdale, and a male juvenile (17 years of age). The victim and juvenile went outside where the juvenile shot Barksdale then fled on foot.
The 17 year-old male juvenile was charged with 2nd degree murder (felony), use of a firearm during the commission of a felony (felony) and reckless handling of a firearm (misdemeanor).
The juvenile turned himself in at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office on February 5, 2019. He is currently being held in the W.W. Moore, Jr. Juvenile Detention Home located in Danville, VA.