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Bassett woman allegedly shot at sheriff's deputies in "ambush-style attack"

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BASSETT— A Bassett woman has been charged with four counts of attempted murder on a law enforcement officer and use of a firearm in commission of a felony after she allegedly ambushed sheriff's deputies Wednesday night.

Heather L. Hart, 26, is being held in the Henry County Adult Detention Center without bond.

At around 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, an E-911 call reported that an individual  was hearing voices, according to the Henry County Sheriff's Office.

The caller also reported that the person was armed with a handgun and was outside the home at an unknown location.

As four county deputies arrived and approached the house on Pine Valley Drive, the person opened fire on them from a wooded area in what the sheriff's department called an "ambush-style attack."

The person fired multiple rounds at the deputies and retreated into the woods. As the deputies sought a position of cover, the shooter moved through the woods and sporadically fired additional rounds for approximately 20 minutes.

A tactical team from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office located and arrested the shooter in a wooded area without incident at 11 p.m. No injuries were reported.

— The Martinsville Bulletin


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