HOPEWELL, Va. -June 15 2012
A former Hopewell police officer who barricaded himself inside his residence and held Virginia State Police at bay earlier Wednesday surrendered peacefully and was arrested on an abduction charge.
State police identified Bobby CoPenny Jr., 41, of the 5000 block of Moody Drive as the man taken into custody and who had been indicted in the January abduction of an 18-year-old woman.
City police had asked state police assistance in investigating the abduction incident.
CoPenny is being held in the Dinwiddie County Jail without bond and is scheduled to be arraigned June 27 in Hopewell Circuit Court.
CoPenny had been a uniformed Hopewell officer since 2003 and was fired in February; he had been suspended in January.
The barricade situation earlier today lasted nearly 90 minutes and involved no injuries.