Man charged with gun theft arrested in Henry County

MARTINSVILLE (WSLS 10) – Henry County deputies arrested a man on New Year’s Eve after they say he stole a gun and then pointed it at someone.

28-year-old William Martin III faces three felony charges, including possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Investigators say he stole a Taurus, nine-millimeter pistol and then pointed it at another man last Thursday, in the 2500 block of Virginia Avenue.

According to deputies, Martin also made threats toward law enforcement.

Investigators tracked him down at a home on Brittney Hill Court Saturday night. After he refused to come outside for an hour deputies arrested him.

Martin is being held without bond.

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