Man charged with malicious wounding

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By Ben Bomberger, Reporter

INDEPENDENCE — One man is being held at the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond after a fight broke out in the early hours Aug. 30.

Lt. Tim Sawyer of the Grayson County Sheriff's Department said deputies were called a residence at 152 Logger's Lane in Independence around 1:32 a.m.

A female caller advised that there was a fight in progress. Upon arrival, deputies Adam Horton, Justin Haga, Billy Johnson and Virginia State Trooper Cameron Keesling found that there had been a dispute between Edgar Mendietta Gil, 36, and Julio Balderas, 20.

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