Amherst County man faces computer-related charges

VSP: Timothy Maberry formerly employed by Town of Amherst Police Department


AMHERST COUNTY, Va. – Virginia State Police have charged an Amherst County man who was formerly employed by a police department on computer-related charges following an investigation.

Officials said Timothy D. Maberry, 43, turned himself in Friday to state police.

The charges stem from allegations of illegal activity conducted while Maberry was formerly employed by the Town of Amherst Police Department, officials said.

A multijurisdictional grand jury handed up the following indictments against Maberry, officials said:

  • One felony count of interception of a wire, electronic or oral communication
  • One misdemeanor count of unlawful dissemination of images of another
  • One misdemeanor count of harassment by computer
  • One misdemeanor count of computer trespassing

Officials said the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Appomattox Field Office initiated the investigation in July 2018 at the request of the police department, the Amherst County Sheriff's Office and Amherst County Commonwealth's Attorney.

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