A former Pinellas County deputy received three years of probation after entering a guilty plea on attempted murder charges following a Dec. 2015 incident while employed with the sheriff's office. 

  • Former Pinellas deputy enters plea deal in 2015 shooting case
  • Timothy Virden gets 3 years probation
  • Virden charged with attempted murder 

Deputy Timothy Virden was arrested and charged after shooting Dylan Tompkins-Holmes following a traffic stop in John's Pass Village on Dec. 30, 2015.

Officials said Virden arrested Tompkins-Holmes on a misdemeanor charge of obstruction during the traffic stop. 

After the incident, an investigation was conducted into the shooting, and it was determined that Virden was not justified in shooting Tompkins-Holmes. 

Virden was arrested and charged with attempted murder on Jan. 29, 2016. As a result, Virden was fired from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. 

On Tuesday, Virden pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years of probation.