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Man Faces Charges Stemming From Two Break-Ins

A 19-year-old South Boston man has been charged with breaking and entering, petit larceny of cigarettes and misdemeanor property damage after the South Boston Police Department responded to a call for suspicious activity and noises in the area of Edmunds Street and Terry Avenue just before 9 p.m. Friday.

Deonta Jarodd Buster of Wickham Street also faces charges on the same three offenses stemming from a previous breaking and entering incident at the same location, John’s BP on Edmunds Street. That incident is alleged to have occurred

on May 4, according to South Boston Police Department Investigator R. E. Redd.

According to Redd, a citizen traveling in the area noticed that one of the windows on the front of John’s BP had been broken Friday night. 

“That citizen also saw someone running from the area, followed that person for a short distance and gave police a description as well as the route of travel the person took,” Redd said.

A tracking dog from the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office was called in to assist in the search. 

The information given to the police as well as evidence gathered at the scene led to Buster’s arrest at his residence a short time later, Redd said.

Sgt. R. D. Edmonds and Cpl. G. M. Gilliam were the arresting officers.

“There also was evidence from a previous breaking and entering at the same location on May 4 that led to Buster being charged with breaking and entering on that date as well,” Redd said.

Buster is being held in the Blue Ridge Adult Detention Center under a $15,000 bond, according to Redd.

In other sheriff’s office reports, John Michael Chappell, 40, of Vernon Hill was charged with felony breaking and entering into the Vernon Hill residence of Joseph Ash Jr., destroying a driveway gate and stealing three cans of Natural Light beer from the residence, according to Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

Deputy Tyler Clarke was called to Ash’s house on 1040 Chappell Trail Saturday around 9 p.m. to investigate a reported break-in, the sheriff said.

“Someone had broken through the gate at the top of his driveway, then knocked out a kitchen window to gain entry to the house,” he added.

As a result of Clarke’s investigation, warrants for the three charges were served on Chappell on Sunday, the sheriff said.

• Donald Dave Kirby, 45, of Ballpark Loop Road, Halifax was charged with misdemeanor profane swearing or intoxication in public.

The offense allegedly occurred Saturday, and Deputy J. P. Adams served the warrant the same day.

• Jonathan Tyler Saunders, 24, of Mountain Road, South Boston was charged with misdemeanor assault on a family member.

The offense is alleged to have occurred on Sunday, May 9, and Deputy J. M. Burton served the warrant the same day.

• Shannon Jones, 30, of Rockbarn Road, Long Island was served a capias for failure to appear in Amherst Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court – adult division on April 28.

Dep. T. B. Sargent served the capias on Friday.

• Neal Grady Sibley, 21, of Glenmary Trail, South Boston was served a show cause summons for failure to appear in Halifax General District Court on May 5.
Dep. Burton served the show cause summons on Friday.

• Cameron Wayne Gill, 18, of Traynham Grove Road, Alton was charged with misdemeanor adulterating a urine sample.

The offense is alleged to have occurred on Tuesday, May 11, and Dep. Sargeant served the warrant on Friday.

• Fernandez Bruce, 49, of Bold Springs Road, South Boston was served a capias for failure to appear in Charlotte General District Court on April 8.
Dep. Burton served the capias on Friday.