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Two Martinsville men charged after bomb they made explodes in one of their faces



HENRY COUNTY – Friday at 9:49 PM the Martinsville-Henry County 911 Communications Center received a call in reference to a fire cracker that had exploded in an individual’s face in the 100 block of Konya Drive in Martinsville. 


The victim, James Marvin Hundley, 37, of 190 Konya Drive in Martinsville, was assessed by EMS then airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.


Investigators determined the device that exploded was not a firecracker but was found to be a small improvised explosive device. 


The sheriff's office says Hundley and a second individual manufactured and possessed the explosive device prior to detonation.


Virginia State Police bomb technicians were consulted during the preliminary investigation.


James Hundley and Jonathan Wayne Hubbard, 52, of 124 Konya Drive in Martinsville, were charged with two felonies, possess materials to manufacture explosive device and posses explosive device.


Hundley was held in the Roanoke City Jail under a $1,500 secured bond.


Hubbard is currently being held in the Martinsville City Jail under no bond.


Anyone having 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 $2,500 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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