Amherst County Man Charged After Calling About Bridge Jumper

Amherst Co., VA - Deputies have arrested this man, 29-year-old Brandon Tedder, after he allegedly called them saying a man jumped off the John Lynch Bridge.

The Amherst County Sheriff's Office investigated that tip, and spent a number of man hours searching back on September 25th. They never found anything.

The same tip was made two days later, and again nothing was found. Deputies say Tedder was making those calls and have charged him with filing a false report and falsely summoning police.