Christiansburg man charged in murder of wife

At 8:47 p.m. on Tuesday May 19th, deputies from our Office responded to a 911 call from the 1400 block of Red Hawk Run (Christiansburg).

When deputies arrived on the scene they discovered 51 year old Michelle L. Tompkins suffering from multiple gun shot wounds.  Riner Rescue Squad members transported her to the New River Valley Medical Center where she died a short time later.  Deputies arrested her husband 58 year old Gerard P. Tompkins of Christiansburg at the scene.  He was charged with second degree murder and is being held in the Montgomery County Jail with no bond.

The investigation is on-going, further charges may be pending.  No other information is available at this time.

Brian Wright, Captain

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office