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Bassett man wanted after woman is assaulted, airlifted to hospital

BASSETT, VA – The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man wanted in connection to a malicious wounding incident.

It happened Thursday at around 11:40 p.m. at Brookshire Apartments, located on Brookshire Lane in Bassett.

Deputies say when they got there, the victim, 36-year-old Leslie Renea Brown, was laying in the walkway of the apartment complex unconscious.

She was airlifted to the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Authorities say an altercation occurred between Brown and 39-year-old Charncey Lamont Thomas.

Thomas, of Bassett, is currently wanted by the sheriff's office and was charged with one felony count of malicious wounding.

This incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 276-638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 276-632-7463. The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2,500 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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