Friday, June 03, 2011

Franklin County Deputy Agee slapped with murder warrant in hospital

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 Police served a murder warrant on Franklin County Sheriff's Deputy Jonathan Agee while he recovers from state police bullet wounds in the hospital, authorities said today.

Agee, 32, of Boones Mill, was charged with the Memorial Day shooting death of his ex-wife, Jennifer Louise Agee, 30, of Salem. Police said he shot her dead in the Sheetz convenience store parking lot on Orange Avenue in Roanoke, then fled in his patrol car, shot a pursuing state police sergeant in the leg and was finally gunned down by other troopers at the Interstate 81 Ironto exit.

Agee remains in Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, according to Roanoke police.

"Mr. Agee was determined to be physically able to be charged and the murder warrant was served" at the hospital, Aisha Johnson, Roanoke police spokeswoman, said in a statement.

Agee also was served with a Franklin County warrant charging him with unauthorized use of a police vehicle.

Montgomery County authorities said they plan to bring additional charges, including attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer.

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