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The Franklin News-Post
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Fax: 540-483-8013

Union Hall man accused of striking another with shovel
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Anthony Hagy

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

By K.A. WAGONER - Staff Writer

A Union Hall man was arrested Saturday night after he allegedly struck another man with a shovel at a motel on U.S. 220.

Anthony Ray Hagy, 41, is charged with malicious wounding, according to Sgt. Phillip Young with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies responded to a call at the Redwood Motel Saturday about 5:48 p.m., Young said. When they arrived, they found the victim, a 52-year-old Rocky Mount man, with a laceration on his right arm.

The victim was transported to Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital, where he received eight stitches in the wound, Young said.

Hagy allegedly drove to the motel to confront the victim, Young said. During a verbal altercation, the victim picked up a golf club to defend himself. Then Hagy allegedly picked up a shovel behind Ruth's Place, just in front of the motel, and threw it at the victim. The shovel struck the victim's right arm.

During the struggle, a bystander attempted to call 911, but Hagy allegedly knocked the phone from his hands, Young said. The bystander declined to press charges.

Hagy had left the scene when the deputies arrived, Young said.

Later that night, deputies responded to a call at the Shell station in Boones Mill, Young said. The caller said a man covered in blood was inside the store, asking customers to use their cell phones and asking them for money.

Deputies found Hagy outside the store beside the ice cooler about 10:45 p.m., Young said. Hagy was arrested on the malicious wounding warrant.

The deputies learned that Hagy had crashed his vehicle on Boones Mill Road and made his way to the store, Young said. The blood on Hagy was the result of the crash.

Hagy is being held without bond in the Franklin County Jail.

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