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A McDowell County man faces first degree and other charges in connection to the 2011 death of a Buchanan County, Va. man.

Buchanan County Sheriff Ray Foster tells 59 News, David Gilbert of War, was arrested in Welch, Tuesday.

Gilbert is charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, attempted robbery and felony first degree murder charges in the death of Lee Roy Shortridge.

Shortridge was found dead Nov. 24, 2011.  His body was lying in the creek near his home at Watkins Street in Grundy.

Gilbert is in the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail.

The Buchanan County Sheriff's office, Virginia State Police and McDowell County Sheriff's department worked together in this investigation.