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UPDATE: Possible drive by shooting in the city injures one

Updated: May 17, 2018

Warrants Issued on Two Suspects from Overnight Shooting

MARTINSVILLE – Attempted 1st degree murder warrants have been issued on two suspects from a shooting that left one person in critical condition. The shooting took place on the 1000 block of Askin Street at approximately 12:40 AM. As a result of an investigation by Martinsville Police, several warrants have been issued against two suspects. The suspects and list of warrants are as follows:

Brandon Tarall Thomas, B Street Martinsville, age 30; Attempt 1st Degree Murder, Shoot a firearm into an occupied dwelling, Posses Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Discharging a Firearm in a Street Resulting in Bodily Injury to Another, Reckless Handling of a Firearm Resulting in Bodily Injury to Another, Brandishing a Firearm after having been previously convicted of such.

Adrian Eugene Watkins, Travis Court Bassett, age 27; Attempt 1st Degree Murder, Malicious Wounding, Shoot a firearm into an occupied dwelling, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, Discharging a Firearm in a Street Resulting in Bodily Injury to Another, Reckless Handling of a Firearm Resulting in Bodily Injury to Another.

Both Brandon Thomas and Adrian Watkins are being sought by area law enforcement and are considered armed and dangerous. The case is still being actively investigated. The public is urged to call 911 if they know of the whereabouts of either Thomas or Watkins. If anyone has any information regarding this crime, contact Sergeant Ratcliffe at 276-226-0218 or Crime Stoppers at 276-63-CRIME. More information will be released when available; however for now, no further information will be released.


UPDATE:

MARTINSVILLE – On May 13, 2018 at approximately 12:40 AM, the Martinsville Police Department was notified of a shooting that occurred in the 1000 block of Askin Street. The victim has been taken to SOVAH of Martinsville.

The victim was Sean Demetrius Goddard, Jr., 20, of Axton.

Investigators are processing evidence from the scene and are interviewing witnesses.


UPDATE:

MARTINSVILLE – ​On Sunday morning approximately 12:40 AM, the Martinsville Police Department was notified of a shooting that occurred in the 1000 block of Askin Street.  The victim has been taken to SOVAH of Martinsville.

​The victim was Sean Demetrius Goddard, Jr., 20, of Axton.

​Investigators are processing evidence from the scene and are interviewing witnesses.


ORIGINAL:

MARTINSVILLE – Around 12:40 AM Sunday morning 911 calls from Askin Street in Martinsville referenced sounds like a “machine gun”. Moments later a vehicle fled from around 1011 Askin Street in route to SOVAH with according to the caller as an unresponsive male. Martinsville City Police caught up to the vehicle as it arrived at SOVAH and confirmed a male was injured and needed immediate medical attention. Askin Street is taped off near the crime scene as MPD begins their investigation.


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