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Brookneal Police Officer Arrested On Larceny Charge

A Brookneal police officer who lives in Halifax County was arrested Monday afternoon on a charge of grand larceny, according to Corinne Geller, Virginia State Police public relations manager.

 

State Police took Brookneal Police Sgt. Brian Lee Carr, 35, of Nathalie, into custody without incident, Geller said.

In October 2009, the State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Appomattox Field Office began investigating allegations made against Carr in his capacity as a sworn employee of the Brookneal Police Department, Geller said. An undercover operation resulted in the arrest warrant for one count of grand larceny, she explained.

Carr was released on bond, Geller said.

The criminal investigation remains ongoing by the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Appomattox Field Office, she added.

• In other law enforcement matters, Halifax County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a larceny and two acts of vandalism, according to Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

Clover resident Ralph Foster Jr. reported he left his North Main Street home around 3:50 p.m. Monday to take off some trash, and when he returned he discovered someone had entered his home, Noblin said.

Foster had left the door to his residence unlocked, the sheriff said. Items missing include an X-Box 360 game system and a DVD movie, he added.

Cpl. C. S. Yeatts is the investigating officer.

• Sgt. Q. W. Clark is investigating two acts of vandalism Saturday night in the Fordland Estates area, Noblin said.

Someone slashed three tires on a truck belonging to Scott Martin on Evergreen Trail and one tire on a truck belonging to Charles Harris on Fordland Drive, the sheriff said.

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 434-476-3334.

• A South Boston man is facing nine felony charges, according to sheriff’s office records.

Robert Carlton Wazeka, 25, of Haskins Street was charged with nine felony counts of bribery of a public servant.

Six of the offenses allegedly occurred Sept. 4, Sept. 10, Oct. 22, Nov. 19, Dec. 8 and Dec. 22 of last year. One of the offenses allegedly occurred Jan. 12, and two allegedly occurred Feb. 9.

Cpl. P. C. Clayton served the warrants Friday.

• Earl Hammock, 59, Robin Hood Road, Brookneal, was charged with felony hit and run and misdemeanor reckless driving.

The offenses allegedly occurred Sunday, and Deputy J. P. Adams served the warrants Monday.

• Michael Neal Dawson, 39, Dawson Trail, Alton, was charged with misdemeanor driving while his license, permit, or privilege to drive was suspended or revoked.
That offense allegedly occurred Sunday.

Dawson also was charged with misdemeanor contempt of court. That offense allegedly occurred April 12.

Sgt. Clark served the warrants Sunday.

• Kelvin Isaiah Boyd, 18, and Robyn Desiree Chappell, 24, both of Poplar Creek Street, South Boston, and Dameta Lawanda Medley, 24, Henderson Road, Alton, each were charged with one count of misdemeanor assault while being in a mob.

The offenses allegedly occurred March 13, and Sgt. Clark served the warrants Friday.

• Stacey Cameron H. Chism, 25, Chestnut Creek Road, Halifax, was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery of a family or household member.

The offense allegedly occurred Thursday, and Deputy J. M. Burton served the warrant that night.

• Rickie Leon Knight, 26, Williamson Road, Alton, was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery.

The offense allegedly occurred April 16, and Sgt. Clark served the warrant Sunday.

• Patricia Pender, 59, Sandy Beach Road, South Boston, was charged with misdemeanor breach of the peace.

The offense allegedly occurred Thursday, and Sgt. Clark served the warrant Saturday.

• April Shavon Witcher, 30, Pumping Hill Road, Nathalie, was charged with misdemeanor giving false reports to police.

The offense allegedly occurred Thursday, and Deputy J. O. Tanner served the warrant the same day.

• James Michael Francis, 35, Huell Matthews Highway, South Boston, was charged with misdemeanor contempt of court.

The offense allegedly occurred Feb. 24, and South Boston Police Officer T. W. Bush served the warrant Saturday.