Two men arrested, charged with shooting 19-year-old in the head after targeted robbery in Henry County

The 19-year-old is still being treated for life-threatening injuries in Roanoke

Leif Hughes and Tymear Thompson
Leif Hughes and Tymear Thompson (Henry County Sheriff's Office)

HENRY COUNTY, Va.UPDATE (June 11, 2021)

A 19-year-old is still in the hospital after Henry County deputies found him inside his car with a gunshot wound to the head. Now, authorities have arrested the two people they say are responsible for his injuries.

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office found that two Martinsville men, 18-year-old Leif Hughes and 20-year-old Tymear Thompson, planned to rob a 19-year-old Stuart man on June 2. The duo arranged to meet with him on S & L Court to purchase marijuana.

However, authorities said Thompson robbed the Stuart man upon meeting him, then shot him before leaving the scene.

According to authorities, Hughes was charged and arrested for aggravated malicious wounding, armed robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Thompson was charged and arrested for aggravated malicious wounding, armed robbery, two counts of use of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Authorities said the two men are being held at the Henry County Jail without bond.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 276-638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 63-CRIME (632-7463).

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