According to Sheriff Todd E. Godwin, at approximately 08:32 AM on May 18, 2018, the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a larceny at the Regal Inn in Onley, Virginia. Upon the deputy’s arrival on scene, it was determined that a male subject had taken an undisclosed amount of money from a customer’s room and fled driving a Burgundy Blazer, heading south on Lankford Hwy.

At approximately 10:22 AM, a deputy observed a vehicle at a body shop on Gospel Temple Rd. in Keller, Virginia matching the suspect’s vehicle. A deputy approached the suspect in an attempt to take him into custody. The suspect began to assault the deputy, attempting to take his service weapon. After a brief struggle, the suspect attempted to leave in a vehicle and crashed after driving a short distance. He was apprehended by other deputies who had arrived on scene.

Edward C. Brabham from Suffolk, Virginia was charged with Grand Larceny, Attempt to flee Law Enforcement, Assault and Battery on Law Enforcement, Attempt to Disarm Law Enforcement, Possession of Marijuana, Obstruction of Justice and Fail to Drive in Right Lane. Brabham is being held at the Accomack County Jail with bond denied.

The Accomack County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Virginia State Police, Parksley Police Department, and the Onancock Police Department.

Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to contact the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office at 757-787-1131 or 757-824-5666. Tips may also be submitted through the sheriff’s office website at