The Henry County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of one person arrested in connection to a shooting on August 3.

36-year-old Jimmy Tinsley was killed and 21-year-old Brandon Eggleston was hurt.

Investigators have charged Carlos Spencer, 22, of Martinsville, with possession of a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon, and reckless use of a firearm. Spencer is being held in the Henry County Jail without bond.


The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating a shooting Saturday night that left one man dead and another injured.

Investigators are looking to talk to more people who they believe fired guns during the incident. The shooting happened in the parking lot of the Econo Lodge in Martinsville.

Jimmy Tinsley, 36, of Martinsville, was killed in the shooting. Another Martinsville man, Brandon Eggleston, 21, was injured.

A person has come forward saying they are responsible for the gunshot wounds that Tinsley died from. Deputies say that person is cooperating with the investigation. Tinsley was shot in the torso.

According to witnesses, several people at the scene were firing guns.

Anyone with more information about the incident is asked to call the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at (276) 638-8751.


Original story from August 3, 2013

Martinsville/Henry County Emergency 911 Center received a call of a shooting that happened in the parking lot of Econo Lodge located at 1755 Virginia Avenue Martinsville, around 12:54 Saturday morning.

Deputies arrived and found that two people had been shot.

Brandon Denzel Eggleston, 21, of Martinsville, suffered a gunshot wound to the face and was transported to Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.

He was subsequently transferred to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injury. Eggleston’s injuries do not appear to be life threatening.

Jimmy Bernard Tinsley, 36, ofMartinsville, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County where he was pronounced dead. His body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the Western District of Virginia where an autopsy is scheduled to be performed on Sunday.

Deputies and investigators with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office have interviewed numerous individuals who were at the scene when the shooting occurred. Charges have not been placed at this time.
The Martinsville Police Department responded to the call and assisted with the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing.