Two men charged in early-June shooting in Henry County

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HENRY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – Two men have been arrested and charged in connection to a shooting that took place earlier this month in Henry County.

According to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, 18-year-old Leif Keiglen Rider Hughes of Sunrise Avenue in Martinsville, and 20-year-old Tymear Rayvonne Thompson of First Street in Martinsville, were charged in connection with the shooting of 19-year-old Mason Wasoski of Stuart.

Wasoski was reported shot in the head on June 2 at the S&L Court in Collinsville shortly before 2 a.m. He was airlifted to the hospital in Roanoke with life-threatening injuries, but at this time, authorities say Wasoski is still in the hospital.

Through the course of the investigation, Hughes and Thompson were said to have planned to rob Wasoski. The two reportedly planned to meet with Wasoski on S&L Court to purchase marijuana. Thompson proceeded to rob Wasoski and subsequently shot him before fleeing the scene.

Hughes is charged with aggravated malicious wounding, armed robbery, and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Meanwhile, Thompson is charged with aggravated malicious wounding, armed robbery, two counts of use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Hughes and Thompson are currently being held in the Henry County Jail without bond.

If you have additional information about this shooting, you are asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at (276) 638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 63-CRIME (632-7463). The CrimeStoppers program offers rewards of up to $2,500 for information related to the crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information provided will determine the amount of reward paid.

Correction: This article previously said that Hughes and Thompson were charged with the murder of Wasoski, but Wasoski is still alive. It has since been corrected.

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