Henry Co. Sheriff's Office Investigating Homicide, Malicious Wounding

Henry Co., VA - The Henry County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide and malicious wounding.

Investigators say Jimmy Bernard Tinsley, 36, of Martinsville, was killed and Brandon Denzel Eggleston, 21, of Martinsville was injured as a result of an incident on August 3 in the parking lot of the Econo Lodge in Martinsville.

Investigators say an individual has come forward and stated he was responsible for the injuries inflicted to Tinsley. The subject and others are cooperating in the investigation.

Witnesses tell investigators there were multiple people discharging firearms. Investigators are currently working to locate the other individuals.

The Chief Medical Examiner Office for the Western District of Virginia says Tinsley died due to gunshot wounds.

Anyone that has information on the crimes 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 $1000.00 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.