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Man arrested, charged for shooting woman in Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, VA – A man is behind bars after he shot a woman in Martinsville on Thanksgiving day.

The Martinsville Police Department responded Thursday around 10:45 p.m. to the 1600 block of Spruce Street Extension in reference to a shooting.

Police say as they were headed to the scene, they saw a vehicle leaving the area.

Officers were able to catch up with the vehicle and identified the driver and the victim inside.

The victim, who had a gunshot wound to her arm, was escorted to the hospital where she was treated and then transferred to another medical facility for further treatment, according to police.

At around 11:21 p.m., the Henry County Sheriff’s Office made contact with 35-year-old Quinton Lamar Brandon in the 400 block of Tommy Carter Road in Axton.

Brandon was charged with aggravated malicious wounding, use of firearm committing a felony, discharge a firearm in occupied dwelling, reckless handling of a firearm, grand larceny, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, discharging a firearm in the City of Martinsville, domestic assault, and strangulation.

He is being held at the Martinsville City Jail with no bond.

The case is still under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this crime, should contact Sergeant Durham at 276-403-5330 or Crime Stoppers at 276-632-7463.

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