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Martinsville man charged with malicious wounding


MARTINSVILLE – On Sunday, June 17, 2018 at approximately 7:07 PM, the Martinsville/Henry County 911 Center received a call of a shooting that occurred on Cedarwood Ct., Martinsville, Virginia. Deputies arrived on scene and located a female with a gunshot wound to her leg.

            Lavonna Giles, 25, of 87 Cedarwood Ct., Martinsville, Virginia was transported by EMS to SOVAH Health Martinsville where she was treated for a gunshot wound. The incident began with an argument between neighbors that resulted in shots being fired and Giles being struck in the leg.

Donrell Markese Rucker, 41, of 83 Cedarwood Ct., Martinsville VA has been charged with malicious wounding, use of a firearm during commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a violent felon. All charges are felonies. Rucker is currently wanted by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office. Rucker is described as a black male, 6’00”, 190 pounds, brown eyes with dreadlocks. 

Anyone having information pertaining to this incident or the whereabouts of Donrell Markese Rucker is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at (276) 638-8751 or the Crimestoppers Program at 63-CRIME (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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