A Martinsville man wanted in connection with a November 20 shooting incident was charged with first-degree murder on Monday.
Dewayne Euvonne Austin, Jr., 20, turned himself in at the Henry County Magistrate’s Office, around 11 p.m. on November 21. according to a report from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.
The Martinsville-Henry County Emergency 911 Center received a call on November 20, 2021, at approximately 8:18 p.m., that an individual had been shot in the parking lot of 950 Blackberry Road, Bassett.
Deputies arriving on the scene at 8:23 p.m. found a man suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the torso lying on the ground.
Lewis Javon Rumley, 41, of Hardin Road, Fieldale, was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the Western District of Virginia for an autopsy.
Austin, of 177 Niblett Dr., Martinsville, also was charged with use of a firearm during the commission of first-degree murder in connection with the incident.
He is being held without bond in the Henry County Jail.
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). The Crimestoppers Program 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.