Authorities in Henry County charged a Bassett woman with four counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement office and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony in connection with a June 22 incident.
According to a release from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, the Martinsville-Henry County Emergency 911 Center received a call June 22, 2022, at approximately 9:20 pm, reporting a person at 695 Pine Valley Dr., Bassett, was hearing voices. The caller reported the person was armed with a handgun and was outside the home in an unknown location.
Four deputies arrived at the scene, the release stated. As they approached the house, someone allegedly opened fire on them from a wooded area in what was described as an ambush-style attack.
Multiple rounds were fired at the deputies and then the shooter allegedly retreated into the woods. As the deputies sought a position of cover, the alleged shooter moved through the woods, sporadically firing additional shots for about 20 minutes, according to the release.
A tactical team from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and located the person in a wooded area. She was taken into custody without incident at 11 p.m.
Heather L. Hart, 26, of 695 Pine Valley Dr., Bassett, is currently held in the Henry County Adult Detention Center without bond in connection with the incident.