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Businesses Victims Of Break-Ins

Halifax County deputies are investigating three break-ins of county businesses this week, according to Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

Around 4 a.m. Tuesday deputies received a call to Short Stop on J. D. Hagood Highway in Scottsburg for a reported break-in, Noblin said.

Deputies found a window leading to the kitchen area had been knocked out, and an undisclosed amount of cigarettes and change were reported missing, the sheriff said.

Capt. J. K. Henderson brought his tracking dog to the scene, but no scent was found beyond the parking lot, Noblin said.

While deputies were on the scene, Bobby Roller, who owns Parkway Service Center located across Bethel Road from Short Stop, reported his business also had been entered, the sheriff said.

A window had been broken out of the front door sometime during the night, and an undisclosed amount of change was taken from the store, he added.

Deputies were called to Sydnor’s Grocery on Harding’s Mill Road in Nathalie Monday for a reported break-in that occurred sometime between 8 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday, Noblin said.

When Deputy C. A. Bates arrived on the scene he found entry to the store had been gained by breaking the lock on the front door, the sheriff said. The intruder had attempted to pry open the side door but was unsuccessful, he added.

Items missing include an undisclosed amount of cigarettes, cigars, food items and change, Noblin said. Deputy W. G. Nunn brought his tracking dog to the scene where he tracked approximately one-half mile down the road to a pull-off area where the scent ended, the sheriff said.

w In the Town of Halifax, officers are investigating an attempted break-in at a town residence last week, according to Halifax Police Chief D. E. Martin.

Lt. D. D. Irby was called to 1025 Easley Lane Thursday for a reported attempted break-in, Martin said.

Sometime between 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. the suspect or suspects attempted to gain entry to the residence through the front door, damaging the doorframe in the process, the chief said.

Lt. Irby estimated repair cost at $50, Martin said.

Anyone with information about this attempted break-in is asked to call the Halifax Police Department at 434-476-2526 or the Halifax County Crime Line at 434-476-8445.

• In other law enforcement matters, a 30-year-old Scottsburg woman is facing a felony charge, according to sheriff’s office records.

Shannon Forlines Chapell of James D. Hagood Highway was charged with felony grand larceny.

The offense allegedly occurred Sunday, and Deputy W. G. Nunn served the warrant Monday.

• Jackson Lee Vandervort, 38, Cowford Road, Halifax, was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery of a family or household member. He also was charged with misdemeanor vandalism of telephone equipment.

The offenses allegedly occurred Saturday, and Deputy J. M. Burton served the warrants Sunday.

• Melvin Palmer, 52, Mount Laurel Road, Clover, was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery.

The offense allegedly occurred Sunday, and Deputy Burton served the warrant the same day.

• Matthew Scott Wilkerson, 29, Bradley Creek Road, Nathalie, was charged with misdemeanor violating the provisions of his probation.

The offense allegedly occurred Feb. 8, and Deputy J. O. Tanner served the warrant Sunday.

• William Kenneth Boyd, 19, Boxwood Road, Nathalie, and William Kenneth Jennings, 46, Wilson Avenue, Richmond, were each charged with one count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

The offenses allegedly occurred Monday, and Deputy S. W. Gilliam served the warrants on Boyd and Jennings that night.

•  Jeffrey Lynn Newbill, 40, MacDonald Road, Scottsburg, was charged with misdemeanor drunk in public.

The offense allegedly occurred Friday, and Deputy C. A. Bates served the warrant that night.

•  Jennifer J. Humble, 36, Lynchburg, was charged with misdemeanor appearing in public in an intoxicated condition.

The offense allegedly occurred Thursday, and Halifax Police Officer A. D. Tribble served the warrant the same day.

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

The offense allegedly occurred July 12, and another law enforcement agency served the warrant Monday.