Dublin man charged in malicious wounding
The night before he was to report to jail on another conviction, Marshall Franklin Metz III was charged with malicious wounding in relation to an assault that left a Parrott man in serious condition.
Metz, 25, of Dublin, was arrested after police responded on Jan. 24 at 9:45 p.m. to a yard on Parrott Mountain Road, according to Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Mike Alderman.
Alderman said officers found Robert Gravley, 31, unconscious and with a head wound. Alderman said police believe that Gravley was assaulted with a tire iron.
Metz had left the scene by the time officers arrived but was later arrested at another residence in Pulaski County, Alderman said.
Gravley was transported to Carilion New River Valley Medical Center and later airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Alderman said. Gravley was initially listed in critical condition, according to hospital spokesman Eric Earnhart. He was last reported in serious condition.
Metz is being held at this time without bond at New River Valley Regional Jail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled in Pulaski County District Court for March 25.
The incident occurred the night before Metz was to report to jail for trespassing and petit larceny convictions in Montgomery County.
On Jan. 22, Metz was sentenced by Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Bobby Turk to one month in jail. Turk ruled that Metz could serve the 30 days on weekends so that he could continue working.
According to online records, Metz has an active grand larceny and destruction of property case in Pulaski County Circuit Court. He has been previously convicted in the same court of breaking and entering, petty larceny, and grand larceny. In 2009 in Radford Circuit Court, he received six months for assault on a law enforcement officer, according to online records.
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