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Posted on: November 19, 2018

[ARCHIVED] 11-19-18 Charges Brought in Homicide

On November 13, 2018 at approximately 4:19 pm, Danville Police were called to a residence in the 1600 block of South Street for a report of an unresponsive male.  Upon arrival they discovered a deceased male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  The victim was identified as 69-year old Benjamin Anthony Hairston.  

After further investigation, Danville Police charged David Preston Moss, age 52, of Danville with 1st Degree Murder in violation of VA State Code 18.2-32.  He is currently in the Danville City Jail under no bond.

Due to the ongoing police investigation, David Preston Moss' photo will not be released at this time.  The photo will be released at a later date.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Danville Crimestoppers at (434) 793-0000, or via our crime tips line on your computer at  Information given will remain confidential. 


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