Former Cop Charged With Attempted Capital Murder

Published 4:57 pm Tuesday, February 12, 2013

PRINCE EDWARD – Former Farmville police officer, Timothy Addison “T.J” Long, Jr., 34, of Keysville, has been charged with four counts of attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer, according to arrest warrants on file in Prince Edward County General District Court.

Long allegedly fired multiple shots at law enforcement officers during a Saturday incident, according to a press release from the Virginia State Police.

“Shortly after 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Virginia State Police responded to a residential fire in the 4600 block of George Washington Highway in Keysville,” the press release states.

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The General District Court arrest warrants list Long's address as 4611 George Washington Highway.

“Further investigation led State Police and the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office to farmland along Old Mill Road near the Charlotte County and Prince Edward County line,” the Virginia State Police press release states. “A male subject was located there, and as deputies and a trooper approached him, the man fired multiple shots at the law enforcement personnel.

“None of the deputies or trooper was injured,” the Virginia State Police press release continues. “The man then retreated further on the property and a perimeter was established by law enforcement around the property to prevent the man from escaping. At approximately 5:20 p.m. Saturday, the male subject surrendered to State Police without incident.”

The Virginia State Police press release identifies Long as the male subject who surrendered.

The incident remains under investigation, according to the State Police.

The investigation into the house fire also “remains ongoing by State Police at this time,” the press release states. “No one was injured in the fire, which has been ruled arson. Charges are pending.”

Farmville Police Chief Doug Mooney told The Herald on Tuesday that Long was hired by the department in 2002 and left in 2011.