Suspect in Farmville shooting arrested

Published 10:30 am Monday, May 24, 2021

The Petersburg Police Department has arrested Shawn Rasheen Jones, 28, of Farmville, in connection with a Saturday, May 1, shooting incident on South Virginia Street.

Jones has been charged with multiple firearm offenses to include malicious wounding. Jones was arrested in Petersburg without incident by the Petersburg Police Department with the assistance of the United States Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force. Jones is being held without bond.

Farmville Police are still actively seeking the whereabouts of Tashon Lamont Brown, 21, of Farmville, also wanted for multiple felony offenses related to this shooting.

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