UPDATE: Arrest made in Tazewell County murder


A Southwest Virginia man is jailed without bond after being indicted by a grand jury for the murder of his live-in girlfriend's daughter.

Michael Wayne Pennington, Jr., 40, of Bluefield, is charged with first-degree murder, concealing a dead body, three counts of grand larceny, three counts of larceny with intent to sell, credit card theft, credit card fraud and receiving goods from credit card fraud, according to a report from Commonwealth's Attorney Michael Lee Dennis.

Pennington is accused of killing Kaitylyn "Katiee" Ann Toler, 21, then dumping her body off of Mountain Lane in the East River Mountain community of Bluefield. Toler's body was recovered by police on April 7.

"(Toler's) death was a tragedy. This young, vibrant mother was taken away from her son, family and friends at the hands of a person she shared a home with and trusted," Dennis said in a statement.

Pennington was out on bond after being arrested April 11 on charges of entering a structure to commit assault and battery and obtaining money under false pretenses, according to state court records.