Former Farmville Cop Accused in Arson and Attempted Murder of Law Enforcement Officers

A former Farmville town police officer has been taken into custody in Prince Edward County.  The man is not only accused at firing a local and state law enforcement officers, but is also suspected in an arson fire in neighboring Charlotte County.

From Farmville radio station WFLO:

Virginia State Police say T. J. Long of Prince Edward County shot at county deputies and a state trooper Saturday when they approached him on farmland along route 15 in the Abilene area of Prince Edward County. At approximately 5:20 pm, Long surrendered to state police. No one was injured.

Long was also identified in connection with an earlier house fire on route 40 between Keysville and Charlotte Court House at about 3:30 PM Saturday according to Captain Howard Hobgood with the Charlotte Sheriff’s Office.  Hobgood says Long is a suspect in the arson investigation.

Read more about this unusual incident at:  BREAKING: FORMER FARMVILLE POLICE OFFICER FACES ATTEMPTED MURDER OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER « WFLO.

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