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.