Bassett Man Charged With Murder, Henry Co. Officials Investigate

Thomas Dewayne Turner

Henry Co., VA - A Bassett man is charged with second degree murder after Henry County officials say he shot a man early Friday morning.

The Henry County Sheriff's office says they responded to a call at Blackwell Road in Bassett around 2:30 a.m. They found the victim, Sonny James Turner, 44, of Martinsville, with a gunshot wound.

Officials say Thomas Dewayne Turner, 36, shot the victim after an argument. The sheriff's office says both men are cousins.

Thomas Dewayne Turner was charged with second degree murder and use of firearm in the commission of a felony. He's being held in the Henry County jail without bond.

Officials are still investigating. If you have any information, they ask that you contact the Henry County Sheriff's Office at (276) 638-8751or the Crimestoppers Program at 63-CRIME (632-7463). The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $1,000.00 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.