Arrests Made, Victim Identified in Lake Monticello Murder
FLUVANNA COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Fluvanna County Sheriff's deputies are staying tight-lipped about what may have led up to a deadly shooting on Tuesday night. It left one man dead and led to the arrest of two men.
Deputies identify the man killed as 36-year-old Jason Farren of Palmyra. A medical examiner will determine the exact manner and cause of death.
Deputies have charged 37-year-old Benjamin Camp with second-degree murder for Farren's death. Authorities say they found Farren shot at the home along Axle Tree Lane in Lake Monticello. The call for a disturbance came in just before 8 p.m. Tuesday night and police say Camp was staying at the home.
Farren and a third man found at the home were not staying there. That third man, 44-year-old Joshua Bentham-Ball of Palmyra, is now charged with burglary.
NBC29 asked deputies if this appears to be a burglary gone wrong, but they would not confirm that.
"We're still in the investigative stage," said Captain David Wells of the Fluvanna County Sheriff's Office. "There's a lot of moving parts to these types of investigations so we want to make sure we thoroughly review everything that we have before we make any final determinations."
The Fluvanna County Sheriff's Office, who is leading the investigation, says all three men knew each other and that there is not threat to public safety at this time. Both men are being held without bond and are expected in court next week.
10/30/2019 Release from the Fluvanna County Sheriff's Office:
On October 29, 2019, the Lake Monticello Police and the Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office responded to a disturbance call at a residence located on Axle Tree Road, inside the Lake Monticello subdivision. When units arrived on-scene they located three males: Benjamin J. Camp, age 37 of Charlottesville, Joshua C. Bentham- Ball, age 44 of Palmyra, and Jason J. Farren, age 36 of Palmyra. It is believe that Camp was staying at the residence. Bentham-Ball and Farren did not live at the residence. Farren was found at the residence with multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene. After the initial investigation, Camp was arrested for murder in the second degree. Bentham-Ball was arrested for burglary. Both men are held without bond and are being held at CVRJ. Their first court appearance will be Monday 11-4-2019 at 0900. Farren’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for a cause and manner of death investigation. It is believed at this time that all parties were known to each other and there is no threat to public safety at this time.