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Bassett woman charged after stabbing man in the chest

BASSETT – On July 29, 2018 at approximately 3:20 AM, the Martinsville/Henry County 911 Center received a call for a stab wound at 68 Newmans Park Drive in Bassett, Virginia. The Henry County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and located a male victim at the residence with what appeared to be a stab wound to the chest.

Eddie Wayne Cox, 54, of 68 Newmans Park Drive in Bassett, Virginia was air lifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he is being treated for a non-life threatening stab wound.

Ceredia June Whitlow, 38, of 9216 Fairystone Park Highway in Bassett, Virginia has been charged with one count of Malicious Wounding in reference to this incident. Whitlow is currently being held in the Henry County Jail without bond.

Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 276-638-8751 or the Crimestoppers Program at 276-632-7463. 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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