Martinsville Man Charged After Breaking into Man’s Home and Shooting Him in the Head

MARTINSVILLE – Investigators have charged a Martinsville man with malicious wounding after they say he broke into a man’s home and shot him in the head.

Dennis Hall, 40, of Martinsville is also charged with armed burglary, two counts of using of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to Captain Wayne Davis of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office. All charges are felonies.

The break-in and shooting happened Monday (March 25) at 8:55 p.m. on Ashley Drive in Martinsville.

The 37-year-old victim, Daniel Brown, was taken to SOVAH Health Martinsville and was later transferred to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the head, investigators say.

Hall entered Brown’s home through a window. They have a history of arguments and confrontations, Davis said.

Hall is being held in the Henry County Jail without bond.

The shooting remains under investigation. If you have any information related to the crime, you are asked to call the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 276-638-8751 or CrimeStoppers at 276-63CRIME.

The CrimeStoppers program offers rewards of up to $2,500 for information, depending on the information given.

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