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South Boston Man Charged In Break-ins

A 28-year-old South Boston man has been arrested and charged for two recent break-ins in South Boston, according to South Boston Police Captain B. K. Lovelace.

Antione Jarrod Scott of Ponderosa Road was arrested Thursday by Investigators R. E. Redd and M. D. McGregor on charges related to a break-in Tuesday at a Halifax Road home, Lovelace said.

Officers were called at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday to the Halifax Road residence when the homeowners returned and discovered their house had been broken into, the captain said.

Following an investigation, Scott was arrested and charged with breaking and entering and grand larceny of miscellaneous jewelry and a computer valued at more than $200, Lovelace said.

Redd’s investigation revealed further evidence sufficient to charge Scott with breaking and entering and grand larceny for a burglary that occurred Nov. 25 on Forest Drive, Lovelace explained. According to the police report from this earlier break-in, jewelry valued at more than $200 was reported missing.

Scott is currently being held without bond in the Halifax Adult Detention Center, according to Sgt. Redd.

Lovelace said the investigation is continuing, and additional charges are expected against Scott.

South Boston Chief J. W. Binner expressed thanks to the concerned citizens who assisted in this investigation.

In another incident Tuesday afternoon, South Boston officers were called to a residence on Washington Avenue at 3:46 p.m. for a report of a break-in, Lovelace said.

The homeowner discovered the break-in after returning home that afternoon, the captain said. Entry was gained by breaking the window on the back door, and items taken include a firearm, an undisclosed amount of money, and an Xbox 360 game console with games, he added.

Investigator C. L. Carswell is the investigating officer.

In other police matters, a 23-year-old Nathalie man is facing two felony charges, according to sheriff’s office records.