A shooting incident that occurred on February 18 remains under investigation, according to a release form the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.
At approximately 1:05 a.m. that say, the Martinsville-Henry County Emergency 911 Center received a call that a person at 964 Southland Drive, Martinsville. was shot in the abdomen.
Henry County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene and made contact with Ray E. Durflinger, Jr., 42, of 964 Southland Drive, who had suffered a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He was transported to SOVAH Health Martinsville and subsequently air-lifted to a North Carolina hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.
Investigators determined that a man was at Durflinger’s residence, where an argument ensued outside near the road. During the argument, a firearm was produced and Durflinger suffered a single gunshot wound. The alleged shooter fled the scene, according to the release.
Jake Raleigh Robertson, 23, of Axton, was later taken into custody during a traffic stop. He is currently held in the Henry County Jail with no bond on charges that include aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at (276) 638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 63-CRIME (632-7463). Crimestoppers offers rewards up to $2,500 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.