UPDATE: Martinsville police make arrest in hit and run involving pedestrian

By Heather Butterworth - Digital Content Producer
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Martinsville police have made an arrest in a hit and run that left one man seriously hurt. 

Joseph Mooney, 53, had to be flown to the hospital after he was hit crossing Spruce Street Monday morning. Darrick Keith Giles, 45, of Martinsville, is now charged with felony hit and run and reckless driving. 

Police say a citizen told them about a possible suspect in the crash. Officers were then able to locate the vehicle and interview Giles, who police say admitted to driving the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Giles is in the Martinsville City Jail under a $4,500 bond. 

There's no word on Mooney's condition. 


Police say a man is seriously hurt after a hit and run in Martinsville. 

Police responded to Spruce Street around 9:40 a.m. Monday near the intersection of Spruce Street Extension. 

Joseph Mooney, 53, was crossing Spruce Street when he was hit by a vehicle traveling east. The driver left the scene without stopping. 

The vehicle has damage to the front passenger side bumper and to the passenger side mirror. Witnesses and physical evidence indicate that the vehicle is a 2001 to 2003 dark gray or black Honda Civic. 

Mooney had to be flown to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. 

Martinsville police are asking for the public's help identifying the vehicle and driver. Anyone with information leading to an arrest and conviction could be eligible for a reward. Call 276-632-7463 with information. 

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