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Shooting Case Now Homicide Investigation

The Halifax Police Department and Halifax County Sheriff’s Office are continuing to actively investigate the October shooting of Tony Lorenzo Canada, which now has been classified as a homicide case, according to Halifax Police Chief D. E. Martin.

Canada, 29, of Bethel Road was transported the night of Friday, Oct. 9, to Halifax Regional Hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound, Martin said.
Canada died Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Berry Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center.

“What began in October as an investigation of a shooting has now become a homicide investigation,” said Martin.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact  Chief Martin at 476-2526 or Halifax County Sheriff’s Investigator J. D. Clay at 476-3339.  

Citizens also can leave anonymous tips by calling the Halifax County Crime Line at 476-8445. If a tip leads to an arrest and conviction, the caller may be eligible for a cash reward.

Also in the Town of Halifax, Chief Martin and Lt. D. D. Irby are investigating the reported theft of a diamond engagement ring valued at $2,500 and a long gold chain valued at $250, according to Irby.

The jewelry items were stolen from a Canterbury Drive residence sometime Feb. 15, Irby said.

The ring is described as gold in color with a clear center stone surrounded by a number of smaller diamonds, he added.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Halifax Police Department.

• In other law enforcement matters, a Nathalie man is facing two felony charges, according to sheriff’s office records.
Stanley Anthony Smith, 21, Cole’s Ferry Road, was charged with felony discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle and felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The offenses allegedly occurred Feb. 17, and Deputy J. M. Burton served the warrants Feb. 19.

• Raymond Edward Moten Jr., 21, Old Grubby Road, South Boston, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance.

The offense allegedly occurred Nov. 29, and Cpl. P. C. Clayton served the warrant Monday.

• Walter David Griffin, 47, Morton Lane, Halifax, was charged with misdemeanor larceny-shoplifting merchandise valued at under $200.

The offense allegedly occurred Oct. 22, and Lt. Irby served the warrant Monday.

• Brian Cheever, 43, Oak Court, South Boston, was charged with misdemeanor breach of the peace.

The offense allegedly occurred Friday, and Deputy C. S. Yeatts served the warrant that night.

• John Wayne Hudson, 50, J. D. Hagood Highway, Scottsburg, was charged with misdemeanor drunk in public.

The offense allegedly occurred Monday, and Deputy C. S. Yeatts served the warrant the same day.

• John Richard Scheiderer Jr., 32, Philpott Road, South Boston, was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery of a family or household member following an incident that allegedly occurred Feb. 16.

Lt. S. M. Bowen served the warrant the following day.

• Braxton Wade Tharpe, 24, Scott Road, Saxe, was charged with misdemeanor contempt of court.

The offense allegedly occurred Oct. 14, and another law enforcement agency served the warrant Saturday.

• Daniel Leroy Yarborough, 59, Springdale Drive, South Boston, was charged with misdemeanor driving on a suspended or revoked operator’s license.

The offense allegedly occurred Feb. 17, and Deputy T. H. Clarke served the warrant the same day.