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Martinsville man arrested for malicious wounding and robbery

Darryle Theodore Hand Jr
Darryle Theodore Hand Jr

PATRICK COUNTY, VA – A Martinsville man is in jail after he severely assaulted and robbed a man on Friday.

The incident occurred at a residence on Egg Farm Road in Patrick County.

Darryle Theodore Hand Jr., 48, of Hundley Street, allegedly assaulted Kenneth Maple, of Navy Lane in Martinsville, and took items from him.

Deputies say Maple sustained severe facial and head injuries during the assault and was flown to Carilion Hospital in Roanoke, where he is listed in serious condition.

After the alleged assault, Hand left the scene, being driven away by an unknown male subject, according to authorities.

He was arrested in Bassett on Saturday morning and is facing felony charges of malicious wounding and robbery.

The sheriff's office is seeking information on the identity of the unknown individual.

Anyone with information should call the Patrick County Sheriff's Office at 276-694-3161.

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