Petersburg assistant fire marshal charged after altercation with tow company workers

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — Police confirm that a Petersburg assistant fire marshal was taken into custody Friday after he had an altercation with two tow company employees.

Police said Marlow Jones was charged with two misdemeanors in relation to the incident.

Jones has since been released on bond.

He spoke with 8News late Friday evening.

Jones said that he initially thought the two men were stealing, as they entered his backyard without identifying themselves or announcing their presence. As a result, he responded by bringing his weapon along with him.

Jones said that the two men had him arrested for brandishing a firearm while on his own property.

It is still unclear whether Jones fired the weapon or not.

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