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Man Accused Of Murdering His Wife Returns To Amherst

Man Accused Of Murdering His Wife Returns To Amherst

The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office says Sylvester M. Cheatham has returned to Virginia after he was picked up last week in Wilmington, North Carolina. Cheatham is accused of murdering his estranged wife Arnita earlier this month, and leaving her body in a motel room near Lynchburg. He also faces a grand larceny charge. Cheatham is being held without bond. Law enforcement agencies had been looking for him since the body of Arnita Cheatham was found August 2nd in a motel room in the Madison Heights area.