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71-year-old Martinsville man charged in Friday night shooting

Updated: Sep 24, 2018


MARTINSVILLE – On September 21, 2018, at approximately 7:30 pm, Martinsville police officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Palace Ct. in reference to a shooting. When officers arrived, they located one victim who was identified as John Christopher Daniels, 34 of Martinsville. Daniels suffered a single gunshot wound to the face and was taken to SOVAH of Martinsville and subsequently air lifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Daniels is listed in critical but stable condition.

James Dakota Tolliver, 71, also of Martinsville was arrested and charged with aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm to commit a felony, reckless handling of a firearm, and discharging a firearm in the city. Tolliver is being held in the Martinsville City Jail under no bond.

This is still an active criminal investigation. Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to contact Sergeant Joe Washburn at 276-403-5322 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 276-63-CRIME.


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