PATRICK COUNTY, Va. (WGHP) — A murder suspect was arrested in Stuart, Virginia, on Wednesday and accused of killing his mother, according to the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office.

Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith says that around 3 p.m., deputies were told a woman had possibly been stabbed to death in a home on Staples Avenue. 

Deputies responded and found Susan Ackermann Tabor, 67, of Stuart, dead inside the home. 

Andrew Russell Tabor, 41, of Stuart, was taken into custody a short distance from the home. The victim is the mother of the suspect, deputies say.

He was charged with first-degree murder.

Andrew showed up at Stuart Elementary School around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, and school staff immediately notified the SRO working at the school.

A deputy confronted Andrew outside of the school. Other safety measures were taken by school staff to protect the children, who were still at the school.

The school, according to Smith, is approximately 600 feet south of Andrew’s home. He was not armed when he came onto the school property, according to a deputy.

Information obtained by a deputy during the initial encounter with Andrew is what led other responding deputies to the discovery of Susan’s body at a home on Staples Avenue.

The investigation is ongoing.