RADFORD, Va. (WFXR) — Authorities say a Radford man wanted in connection with Wednesday’s break-in at a Montgomery County hemp farm was arrested early Thursday morning.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says 29-year-old Justin Scott Murphy was arrested without incident in Radford around 3 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25 by Montgomery County deputies, with some help from Radford police officers.
Authorities say the arrest was the result of “an intense investigation” after a break-in at TruHarvest Farms in Christiansburg around 1 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24.
According to the sheriff’s office, Murphy has been charged with breaking and entering, three counts of grand larceny, and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Murphy is reportedly being held without bail at the Montgomery County Jail.
Officials believe Murphy is also connected to the previous larcenies at TruHarvest Farms, but they say the investigation is still ongoing.
If you have any additional information about this incident, you are asked to call Investigations Lt. Light at (540) 382‐6915, extension 44422.