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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Police Make Arrest in Homicide Investigation

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On Wednesday, Sep. 2, James City County Police arrested Michael Dean Slye, 59 of JCC and charged him with Second Degree Murder in relation to the death of Terrence Orlando Pressey.

At approximately 7:30 a.m. on  Aug. 29, JCC Police responded to the Motel Zuma located at 6493 Richmond Road in Lightfoot in reference to a man found deceased in a grassy area next to the parking lot. The man was identified as Pressey, 45 of JCC. His body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Norfolk where an autopsy was performed that determined he was the victim of a homicide.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Slye killed Pressey sometime on the evening of Aug. 28 following a verbal altercation.

Slye who is a resident and employee of the motel is being held at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail without bond. Media seeking a mug photo should contact the VPRJ to obtain one.

The exact cause of death continues to be withheld due to the on-going investigation.

If you have any information about this incident, please call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. You may also submit tips at Callers to the Crime Line and P3 Tips users may remain anonymous, do not have to testify in court and may be eligible for a reward up to $1000 if the information provided leads to an arrest.

Media Contact:
Steve Rubino, Deputy Chief

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