Inmate assaults other inmate in Martinsville jail

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) An inmate assaulted another inmate at the Martinsville City Jail Sunday according to the Martinsville City Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies arrived at the jail Sunday close to 5 a.m. They discovered Larry Dews, an inmate, had been assaulted. Dews had injuries to his face, head and leg. Dews was transported to Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County.

Christopher Martin, another inmate, was charged with malicious wounding.

For more information about this investigation, contact Sheriff Steve Draper at 276-403-5151.