, 2014

Mathews man charged
in Greentown shooting

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

LANCASTER—Larry Warner Hearn Jr., 24, of Mathews was charged Tuesday with brandishing a firearm, reckless handling of a firearm, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and two counts of malicious wounding, according to Lancaster County Sheriff Ronnie D. Crockett.

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Hearn had been sought in last Saturday’s shooting of James Thomas Hayden, 37, of Greentown Road.

According to the sheriff, Hearn was brought to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department Tuesday at approximately 3 p.m. by a family member. He was arrested without incident, said Crockett.

The shooting took place Saturday afternoon around 2 p.m. on Greentown Road in Weems. Hayden was cutting wood with two others when two men pulled up in a vehicle. The men exited the car and jumped one of the persons talking to Hayden. Hearn allegedly pulled out what has been described as a 9mm silver colored pistol and fired the round that struck Hayden.

Hayden was transported by medical helicopter to a Richmond area trauma center where he remains in critical but stable condition, according to the sheriff.

Hearn’s address was listed as the 5700 block of Buckley Hall Road in Mathews but he has a prior address in the 500 block of Gaskins Road. During a search of Hearn’s home in Mathews a small quantity of ammunition consistent with the described 9mm pistol and a large quantity of cash were discovered. The cash was seized by the Mathews County Sheriff’s Office as part of a separate investigation.

Hearn is expected to make his first court appearance Tuesday, February 5, if ordered to be held in custody, or on Wednesday, February 6, if he is released on bond, according to the sheriff.

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