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    Escaped prisoner blamed for second fatal shooting

    Montgomery County Cpl. Eric D. Sutphin

    An escaped prisoner from the Montgomery County Jail is now being blamed for the second fatal shooting of a law enforcement officer. Montgomery County Sheriff Tommy Witt says Cpl. Eric D. Sutphin was shot this morning when he came upon William Charles Morva.

    Officers have been searching for Morva, 24, a Chesterfield County native, who escaped from hospital in Blacksburg yesterday. Police say Morva took a deputy's gun yesterday and shot to death an unarmed hospital guard, then fled.

    Morva was taken to the hospital after he suffered a sprained wrist and leg.

    He in jail awaiting trial on charges of trying to rob a Blacksburg deli. His trial was set for later this week.

    Morva was spotted this morning on Huckleberry Trail near Virginia Tech. The Tech campus has been put on lockdown on this, the first day of classes. Lieutenant Vincent Houston with the campus police department says there were several sightings of Morva on campus after the shooting.

    Corporal Sutphin was a 13-year veteran law enforcement officer and had been a deputy with Montgomery County for three years. He is survived by his wife and twin daughters, and his mother.

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    I hope he resists when caught and there is no choice but deadly force. Save tax payers the cost of a trial and incarceration.

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    I would imagine knowing he killed two people, one a police officer, the guy isn't going to go without a fight. He should know he'll probably either get death or spend the rest of his life in jail.

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    I say he gets death and its handed out Judge Dread style!!!!
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    Thoughts and prayers enroute.

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    Escaped Montgomery County prisoner caught
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    Authorities in Montgomery County say William Morva has been caught.
    Morva, an escaped prisoner from the Montgomery County Jail, is being blamed for the second fatal shooting of a law enforcement officer. Montgomery County Sheriff Tommy Witt says Cpl. Eric D. Sutphin was shot this morning when he came upon William Charles Morva.

    Officers had been searching for Morva, 24, a Chesterfield County native, who escaped from hospital in Blacksburg yesterday. Police say Morva took a deputy's gun yesterday and shot to death an unarmed hospital guard, then fled.

    Morva was taken to the hospital after he suffered a sprained wrist and leg.

    He in jail awaiting trial on charges of trying to rob a Blacksburg deli. His trial was set for later this week.

    Morva was spotted this morning on Huckleberry Trail near Virginia Tech.

    The Virginia Tech campus was put on lockdown on this, the first day of classes. Lieutenant Vincent Houston with the campus police department says there were several sightings of Morva on campus after the shooting. But none were confirmed by police.

    Corporal Sutphin was a 13-year veteran law enforcement officer and had been a deputy with Montgomery County for three years. He is survived by his wife and twin daughters, and his mother.

    Glad they got the bastard. Hope he rots in jail until his execution.

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    Man this hits close to home as its about an hour away.
    Our Tac guys were sent up there this afternoon and one of the officers that they were slated to relieve found the guy. From what I was told the guy gave up without a fight and had it been 10 minutes laters one of our guys would have found him. I was slated to go up there tommorrow morning had they not caught him.
    I was told that the deputy that was killed was the one that shot a killed a suspect a few years ago that shot and killed a Christiansburg PD officer.

    I will post the funeral stuff as soon as I get it
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    Thoughts and Prayers For the family, we will NEVER FORGET!

    God Bless you sir!

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    Visitation for Cpl. Sutphin will be at Richardson Horne Funeral Home will be 8-23-06 from 1500 to 1800. Funeral Services will be at 1100 on 8-24-06. Arrival at Gateway Plaza Parking Lot in Christiansburg should be at 0930 or earlier. The police procession will be escorted to the Church at 1015. Interment will follow at Sunset Cemetery on South Franklin Street.
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