With assistance from the City of Radford Police Department, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Thursday arrested Justin Scott Murphy, 29, of Radford, after “an intense investigation” following Wednesday’s break-in at TruHarvest Farms.
The arrest was conducted without incident around 3:00 a.m. in the City of Radford.
Wednesday’s break-in was the latest in a series of burglaries that have plagued the local manufacturer of hemp products at 1771 Flanagan Drive in Christiansburg.
Murphy has been charged with breaking and 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.
It is believed Murphy is connected to the previous larcenies at TruHarvest. The investigation continues, however, and anyone with additional information about the crimes is encouraged to call Investigations Lt. Light at (540) 382‐6915 ext. 44422.