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ARREST MADE IN MARTINSVILLE SHOOTING

MARTINSVILLE – Donte Cheron Freeman, age 39, of Preston Scales Drive Martinsville, Virginia has been arrested in connection to the November 7th shooting that occurred on Dunlap Street in Martinsville.
Freeman has been charged with the following felonies;
• Aggravated Malicious Wounding
• Armed Robbery
• Use of a Firearm to commit Aggravated Malicious Wounding
• Use of a Firearm while Committing Armed Robbery
• Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
• Willfully Discharging a Firearm in a Street Resulting in Bodily
Injury

Shooting on Dunlap Street in Martinsville

Donte Freeman was arrested without incident by Carilion Health System Police in Roanoke
when he went to the hospital to visit a relative on an unrelated issue. Freeman will be held
without bail as he is currently on Federal Probation.

Original Release

Martinsville, VA – On November 7, 2021 at 9:36 PM, The Martinsville Police Department
responded to Dunlap Street, where they found Johnny Omar Spencer Jr. 39-year-old male
Martinsville resident who had been shot. The victim was transported to SOVAH Martinsville and
later transferred to Carilion Roanoke Memorial where he was treated for his injuries. At this
time, Spencer is listed in serious condition. Investigators responded and processed the scene for
evidence.
If anyone has any information related to the incident, please contact Sergeant Chase Bennett at
276-403-5322 or Lieutenant Sandy Hines at 276-403-5328.
Those with information can also call the Crime Stoppers line at 276-63-CRIME (276-632-7463).
Crime Stoppers is an anonymous tip line and callers with information leading to arrest and
conviction could be eligible for up to a $2,500 reward.

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