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Henry County fight ends with two men hospitalized, one arrested

One man attacked the mother of his child during the fight

Marvin Pritchett
Marvin Pritchett (Henry County Sheriff's Office)

WSLS 10 has removed identifying information about the other man involved, now that he has been classified by authorities as a victim.


HENRY COUNTY, Va. – The Henry County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man after a fight on Monday night.

Marvin Pritchett was arrested an charged with one count of assault and batter and one count of domestic assault and battery.

He was released on a $4,000 bond.

No charges were filed against the other man involved in the fight because it was determined he acted in self-defense.


Authorities are working to determine what, if any, charges will be filed after a fight between two men led to both of them being hospitalized.

On Monday at 10:16 p.m., officers with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Northview Gardens Apartments on Stultz Road for a report of a fight.

When they arrived, they found Marvin Pritchett and another man.

Pritchett, 39, lives in Martinsville, while the other man lives just outside city limits in the county.

Authorities determined that there had been ongoing arguments between Pritchett and this man and that Pritchett drove to the other man’s home and assaulted him in the parking lot.

During the fight, the other man cut Pritchett on the neck, authorities said that Pritchett assaulted the mother of his child.

Pritchett was airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he underwent surgery for non-life-threating injuries.

The other man was transported to Sovah Health Martinsville, where he was treated and released.

This incident remains under investigation by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office and the Henry County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. Once the investigation is completed, a determination as to what, if any, charges will be applicable.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 276-638-8751 or Crime Stoppers at 63-CRIME (632-7463).

The Crime Stoppers 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.


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