ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. — A man from Painter has been arrested in connection to a June 2016 murder near Davis Wharf Road on Virginia's Eastern Shore.
The Accomack County Sheriff's Office said 58-year-old Joseph Tykot was taken into custody on Friday for the murder of Eric Clifford Rhatigan.
Rhatigan was found dead in a field near Davis Wharf Road and taken to a medical examiner. His death was ruled a homicide.
Now, more than five years later, deputies have arrested Tykot and charged him with second-degree murder.
Officials said an investigation is still ongoing and are asking anyone with any additional information to contact the sheriff's office at 757-787-1131.
You can also submit a tip on the Accomack County Sheriff's Office website.