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Arrest made in shooting
By Staff Reports
May 6, 2014, 11:37

Jayvon A. Dennis
CHESTERFIELD — Police have arrested a man in relation to a shooting that occurred in the southern end of the county. The man had also been charged in a 2012 shooting in Hopewell, but the case was dismissed.

At about 10:40 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to the 3000 block of Tinstree Drive, near the intersection of Tinsberry Drive, for a reported shooting in the area.

Police soon located the shooting victim in a parking lot off Jefferson Davis Highway near Chippenham Parkway about 12 miles away in the northern end of the county.

The victim, an adult male, was transported to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, where he was in stable condition.

Police say they have arrested Jayvon Antoine Dennis, 24, in relation to the incident.

Dennis, of the 2600 block of Mangowood Drive, not far from where the shooting happened, has been charged with malicious wounding, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He is currently being held at the Chesterfield County Jail.

His next court date is May 8 in Chesterfield General District Court.

This is not Dennis’ first run-in with the law.

He was charged with felony assault and battery of a police officer on July 2, 2009, in Colonial Heights, according to online court records. The incident happened on March 28, 2009. He was living in Petersburg at the time.

He was found guilty by a jury on Oct. 19, 2009, and sentenced to six months in jail and ordered to pay $1,700.75.

Dennis had also been charged in a shooting in Hopewell, but the charges were dismissed.

On Dec. 12, 2012, at 2:08 a.m., Hopewell Police responded to the 1000 block of Langston Park Drive in reference to shots being fired. Officers located the victim in the median on Winston Churchill Drive just West of Langston Park Drive.

The victim had extensive visible injuries to his mouth as a result of being shot. He was transported the victim to the Southside Regional Hospital for treatment, and his injuries were not life-threatening.

Dennis was identified as a suspect and turned himself in several days after the shooting.

He was living on Hazelwood Drive in Hopewell at the time, according to court records.

He was charged with aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm after being a convicted felon.

However, the charges were dismissed in Hopewell General District Court on Feb. 25, 2013.

Chesterfield police continue their investigation into the shooting that happened Wednesday. Anyone with information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or www.crimesolvers.net.

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