On October 31, 2023, at 4:46 pm., the Martinsville-Henry County 911 Communication Center received a call about an individual who had been shot at the address of 505 Tenth St. Fieldale, Virginia 24089. Deputies with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and located a male subject with an apparent gunshot wound to his chest. The victim was identified as Jadakuis Tysean Mitchell, 23 years of age, 116 Crestwood Court Martinsville, Virginia 24112. The Bassett Volunteer Rescue Squad responded to the scene and began life-saving measures. Mr. Mitchell was eventually transported to SOVA Health of Martinsville where he was pronounced deceased.
During the investigation, it was discovered that Mr. Mitchell came to the above-mentioned residence. When Mr. Mitchell arrived at the residence he and another male subject got into an altercation. During the altercation, the other male subject produced a firearm and shot Mr. Mitchell.
The suspect that shot Mr. Mitchell was identified as Ka’Darrius Lee Ferrell, 29 years of age, 221 Macy Herndon Lane Dry Fork, Virginia. He has been charged with the following:
- 2nd Degree Murder in violation of code section 18.2-32
- Use of Firearm in Commission of a Felony in violation of code section 18.2-53.1
- Discharge of Firearm within Dwelling House in violation of code section 18.2-279
On November 2, 2023, a little after midnight, deputies with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office and officers with the Martinsville Police Department, conducted a traffic stop on a red Ford Taurus on Kings Mountain Rd. During the traffic stop Ka’Darrius Ferrell was located in the backseat of the vehicle. He was arrested and taken into custody without incident. He is currently being held in the Henry County Adult Detention Center with no bond.