Pictured: Then Supervisor Granville Hogg shakes hands at 2014 town hall meeting at the Cape Charles Museum. Courtesy of the Cape Charles Wave.

 

Former Northampton Supervisor Granville Hogg has been charged with brandishing a firearm in relation to an incident that occurred on his property. Hogg allegedly brandished a fire arm on September 23, 2018 while trying to remove two FedEx deliverymen from his property.

According to Northampton Commonwealth’s Atttorney Beverly Leatherbury, Hogg had obtained a no trespassing warrant against the FedEx drivers.

Leatherbury said that because of the relationship she had with Hogg when he was on the Board of Supervisors and she was county attorney, Accomack County Commonwealth’s Attorney Spencer Morgan has been named a special prosecutor on this case. Morgan was not in his office for comment Friday afternoon. Other charges may be pending but that has not been confirmed.

Brandishing is a class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia, and can be punishable by up to 12 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $2500.

However Leatherbury will be prosecuting the two FedEx drivers on charges of trespassing.