Second shooting suspect arrested

Published 10:49 am Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and the Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tashon Lamont Brown Friday, May 28, in connection with a May 1 shooting incident in Farmville.

Tashon Lamont Brown

Brown, 21, of Farmville, was wanted for multiple felony offenses related to the May 1 shooting incident on South Virginia Street.  Brown was turned over to Farmville Police and is now incarcerated at the Piedmont Regional Jail without bond. The investigation into the incident remains ongoing.

Earlier, Shawn Rasheen Jones, 28 of Farmville, was arrested by the Petersburg Police Department in connection with the same May 1 shooting incident. Jones was charged with multiple firearm violations and malicious wounding.

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The Saturday, May 1, incident on South Virginia Street resulted in a 24-year-old male victim being shot.

Anyone with information pertaining to these investigations, or any other crimes, is urged to call (434) 392-3332 or use the anonymous Tip411 application. Tip411 is available as a free download from both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Simply search “Farmville PD Tip411.” It is also available on the town’s website at You can also text a tip to 847411, but you must begin your message with the key word “FarmvillePD.”