Standoff reported in county ends without incident

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office reported a standoff on Monday

The incident began on Nov. 23 when SOVAH Health Martinsville called the Martinsville-Henry County 911 Center around 2:48 a.m. to report an individual arrived at the emergency room with a gunshot wound.

Deputies responded to the hospital and talked to William Bradley Clark, 41, of Morgan Ford Road, Ridgeway. Clark suffered a gunshot wound to the back and initially was treated at SOVAH Health Martinsville. He was subsequently air-lifted to Roanoke for treatment, according to a release.

Authorities alleged a verbal altercation between Clark and his brother, Tracy Dean Clark, culminated in a gunshot wound.

Deputies responded to the home where the shooting took place and tried to contact the occupant, who allegedly refused to exit the house. Negotiators from the Sheriff’s Office made continuous attempts to contact occupant. After an estimated three hours, the occupant was seen inside of the home and taken into custody without incident.

Tracy Dean Clark, 53, of Hobson Road, Axton, was charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony in connection with the incident. He is currently being held in the Henry County Jail without bond.

In other reports:

*Also on November 23, around 7:01 a.m., dispatchers received a report of a deceased person behind Kentucky Fried Chicken located at 3500 Virginia Ave., Collinsville. Responding officers found a body in the rear parking lot near the dumpsters.

The body is described as white man wearing a black baseball cap, black T-shirt, blue coat, and blue jeans. The cause of death is unknown at this time; however, authorities alleged that evidence at the scene could indicate a possible drug overdose.

The body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the Western District of Virginia for identification and an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

*Dispatchers were contacted on November 19, around 9:02 a.m., with the report that an individual was stabbed at 1919 Sunset Drive, Bassett. Deputies responded to the scene and located Graylin Elroy Callaway, 64, with what appeared to be a stab wound in the torso.

Callaway was airlifted to Roanoke, where he is being treated for a stab wound.

Investigators determined that an alleged verbal altercation between Graylin Callaway and his brother culminated in the alleged stabbing incident.

Conis Lamonte Callaway, 56, of 971 Sunset Drive, Bassett, was charged with malicious wounding in connection to the incident. He is currently being held in the Henry County Jail without bond.

*Dispatchers were notified at 8:32 p.m. on November 19, about an alleged domestic incident at 85 Willow Court, Martinsville. When deputies responded, they found a woman at the home allegedly suffering from multiple stab wounds to the head, torso and arms.

She was identified as Teel Sherice Matthews, 47, of the home. Matthews was alert and able to communicate with the responding deputies.  She was airlifted to Roanoke, for treatment of her injuries.

Authorities alleged the incident stemmed from a verbal altercation over the use of a vehicle. During the argument, Matthews and her two children, ages 9 and 24, allegedly were assaulted. Matthews was allegedly stabbed multiple times with a kitchen knife, according to a release.

Matthews’ lime green colored Fiat 2-door Hatchback, with Virginia license plate UPW-4617, was used to flee the scene, according to the release.

Willie Lee Turner, 61, also of 85 Willow Court, Martinsville, was arrested Nov. 20 on two counts strangulation, malicious wounding, grand larceny of a motor vehicle and assault and battery. He is currently being held in the Henry County Jail without bond.


Anyone with information about the incidents 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 $2,500 for information related to crimes.  The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.

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