A second degree murder charge has been added for a man arrested earlier this week in Pittsylvania County. 41-year-old Charles Jermaine Pannell Jr. has now been charged with second degree murder in the death of 38-year-old Latisha Johnson.

On Saturday at 3 am, the Pittsylvania County 911 Center received a call regarding a subject that had been shot in the 500 block of Tucker Rd. in the Gretna community. Upon arrival Deputies found Johnson  unresponsive with what appeared to be a single gunshot wound. Johnson was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Pannell Jr. was charged earlier this week with:

  • Assault and Battery Family Member
  • Shooting From a Vehicle
  • Use or Display of a Firearm in Committing a Felony.
  • Reckless Handling of a Firearm.
  • Causing or Encouraging Acts Rendering Children Delinquent, Abused etc.

Pannell is being held under No Bond.

No further information will be provided as this is still an ongoing investigation. If anyone has any information about this incident, please call 434-432-7931 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-791-0044.


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