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Pinellas deputy arrested on attempted manslaughter charge

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The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office arrested one of its own Friday in connection with the December shooting of a suspect during a traffic stop. Deputy Timothy Virden was arrested on attempted manslaughter charges after shooting Dylan Tompkins-Holmes twice. The shooting occurred in the early morning hours of Dec. 30 near Johns Pass. Virden stopped Tompkins-Holmes’ girlfriend and was investigating a possible DUI when he, as a passenger, began disrupting the proceedings. Tompkins-Holmes reportedly told his girlfriend not to cooperate with…

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