Suspect arrested following Moneta homicide

Published: Jun. 4, 2020 at 1:26 PM EDT
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The Bedford County Sheriff's Office announced Saturday Dalton Holbrook has been arrested on charges of 2nd Degree Murder and Grand Larceny.

They were assisted by departments in Georgia and Tennessee, the FBI and US Marshals.

A bond has not yet been determined for the suspect in the Moneta killing of John Menna. Holbrook is being held in Chattanooga, Tennessee.


The Bedford County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate a homicide in Moneta, and is asking the public to be on the lookout for a person of interest and the victim's car.

Thursday, Bedford 911 got a call about a man being found in his home in the 6000 block of White House Road with what appeared to be serious injuries. Deputies responded and found 72-year-old John Menna dead.

The man who called 911 is a friend of the victim who checked in on him after being told he didn't show up for work.

Over the course of the investigation, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office identified a person of interest, and worked with the Bedford Commonwealth's Attorney’s Office to get a warrant for Dalton Holbrook of Indiana.

He is white and 6’2”, 140 pounds and blonde with blue eyes.

The warrant is for grand larceny of the victim’s 2014 Hyundai Sonata, which is still being sought. Holbrook is also a person of interest in the homicide investigation.

The victim’s car has a VA license plate WNG-9916. The public is asked not to approach it, as anyone inside should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7827 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900 or go



Crime Stopper callers remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward up to $1,000.

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