On March 11, at approximately 12:23 p.m., the Martinsville-Henry County Emergency 911 Center received a call that an individual had been shot during an incident in the parking lot of Kuntry Boyz Tires located at 8985 A.L. Philpott Hwy., Martinsville.
Henry County Sheriff’s deputies arriving at the scene at 12:28 p.m. found a man lying on the ground. The man, identified as Donny Shermaine Martin, 44, of Martinsville, had suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the torso and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the Western District of Virginia for an autopsy.
Investigators alleged that an argument ensued between the Martin and Stephen Darnell Holland, during which a firearm was produced, and Martin was shot multiple times.
Holland, 39, of Axton, was charged with first-degree murder and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He is currently held in the Henry County Jail without bond.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at (276) 638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 63-CRIME (632-7463). The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2500.00 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.