Alexandria man charged in murder of elderly city resident


A 31-year-old Alexandria resident has been charged in the murder of his grandfather, Jerry Scott.

Dallas Smith, 31, has been charged in the death of his grandfather, Jerry Scott (Photo courtesy Alexandria Sheriff’s Office)

Dallas Smith, 31, of no fixed address, was indicted by a Grand Jury on five charges related to the shooting death of Scott. The homicide took place in July at Scott’s residence on East Reed Avenue. Scott was found deceased the morning of July 23.

Smith faces five felony counts, including first degree murder, burglary while armed, two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The murder and burglary charges have a maximum sentence of life in prison. The firearms charges have a minimum sentence of 13 years in prison.

Smith is being held at the William G. Truesdale Alexandria Adult Detention Center, where he has been since the Alexandria Police Department charged him with obstruction, a felony charge, on July 25. A date for his trial hasn’t been set at this time.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Detective Brad Cecchetti at 703-746-6858.