On Sunday, during church hours, a Fed-Ex truck rolled up Secretairy Road past No trespassing signs and entered the property of Former County Supervisor Granville Hogg. According to Mr. Hogg, other thefts, burglaries, and B&R have occurred at this location. Mr. Hogg, unable to determine the identity of the driver, engaged him with a handgun. The Northampton Sheriff’s Department provided the following statement to the Mirror:
Sunday, September 23, 2018 around noon, we were called by both 911 and Granville Hogg to respond to the incident. The deputy arrived on the scene within 4 minutes of the call and properly identified the delivery drivers and released them to continue their business. The drivers reported that Mr. Hogg, while armed with a handgun, blocked their exit from a private road and refused to let them leave. The road was on private property belonging to Mr. Hogg . Mr. Hogg reported that he was unsure why they were on his property and felt that they had not produced valid identification as to their employment. Mr. Hogg did have a firearm in his possession and was blocking their exit when the deputy arrived. The drivers were given advice about speaking to the Magistrate to obtain charges. They ultimately did and two Misdemeanor warrants for brandishing a firearm and two Protective Orders were issued against Mr. Hogg. All of the alleged offenses occurred outside the presence of the Deputy and the Deputy was never told not to arrest Mr. Hogg. Following the incident the deputy took possession of the firearm. The next day Mr. Hogg spoke to a magistrate and obtained warrants for Trespassing on both the driver and passenger of the delivery truck.
The Virginia State Police is investigating the allegation of abduction.