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Authorities investigating after person allegedly shot multiple times in Axton

Updated: Sep 30, 2020

AXTON, VA – On September 26, 2020, at approximately 9:35pm, the Martinsville-Henry County Emergency 911 Center received a call that an individual had been shot at 725 Mitchell Rd., Axton, VA.  Deputies arrived on the scene and located the victim inside the residence; he was alert and coherent. 

The victim was identified as Timothy Jarod Mitchell, 31, of 725 Mitchell Rd., Axton, VA. Mitchell had suffered gunshot wounds to this arm, chest and buttocks. Mitchell was subsequently airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Health for treatment.

Mitchell advised investigators that he was outside of the residence when an unknown black male wearing a mask approached him and shot him multiple times. Through the course of the investigation, a quantity of white powder believed to be illegal narcotics was discovered in the area where Mitchell was shot. This incident remains under investigation. 

Anyone having information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at (276) 638-8751 or the Crimestoppers Program at 63-CRIME (632-7463). The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2500.00 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.

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