Update: Burglary Suspect Arrested

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Justin Scott Murphy, 29 years old from Radford, was arrested without incident around 3:00 a.m. this morning in the City of Radford by deputies from our office with the assistance of Radford Police Department. The arrest came after an intense investigation following yesterday’s break in at TruHarvest Farm.

Murphy has been charged with Breaking & Entering, three counts of Grand Larceny, and possession of a firearm by a felon. He is being held without bail in the Montgomery County Jail.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is encouraged to call Investigations Lt. Light at (540) 382‐6915 ext: 44422. It is believed that he is also connected with the previous larcenies at TruHarvest; however, the investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time.

**Original Update**The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is currently attempting to locate the following individual in reference to the TruHarvest Breaking and Entering that occurred on February 24, 2021. Our office holds 5 felony warrant for the arrest of Justin Scott Murphy of Fairlawn, Virginia, in relation to the incident that occurred on this date.

Justin Scott Murphy
29 years of age
Approximately 5’9″ 230 pounds with black hair and brown eyes
Justin should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Justin Scott Murphy is asked to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

**Original Post**Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a burglary that occurred early this morning in Christiansburg.

Shortly after 1:00 a.m. this morning deputies from our office responded to a burglar alarm at Tru Harvest Farms in the Flanagan Drive area of Christiansburg.

Deputies arrived quickly enough to interrupt the burglary prior to anything being stolen.

As more law enforcement arrived they began setting up a perimeter and in the process discovered a vehicle that is believed to belong to the offender. A short time later while searching the area, deputies noticed an individual fleeing in a side-by‐side UTV. When the individual noticed law enforcement he abandoned the UTV and fled on foot. It was then discovered that the UTV was stolen.

The individual has not been located at this time; however, the search and investigation continues.

Based on preliminary information received at the scene it appears the suspect was a male wearing a red hoodie, gray pants, and white shoes.

Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call Investigations Lt. Light at (540) 382‐6915 ext: 44422. The investigation is ongoing, no further information is available at this time.