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SoBo man charged with assault, child endangerment

A 30-year-old Scottsburg man has been charged with felony child endangerment, assault of a family member and breaking and entering after what witnesses described as a domestic issue that occurred Friday, according to South Boston Police Officer Tiffany White.

White said South Boston Police officers responded to 1005 Harris Drive on Friday for a report of a male shooting into an apartment.

Prior to their arrival, officers received further information that the suspect had left the area in a small, burgundy car and that he may have a small child with him, according to White.

Officers responding to the call spotted a vehicle matching that description coming out of Halifax Square Shopping Center, and the vehicle was stopped at the intersection of Robin Hood Rd. and Halifax Rd., White said.

Police identified the suspect as 30-year-old Steven Wayne Snead of Mitchell Trail in Scottsburg.

According to the police report, officers searched the vehicle Snead was driving but did not locate a weapon.

Members of the South Boston Police Department and Halifax County Sheriff’s Office searched the area around Halifax Square Shopping Center, and a weapon was located on the wood line behind the shopping center, police said.

Snead was then taken into custody and charged with breaking and entering, felony child endangerment and assault of a family member, according to White.

He was being held in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail without bond at press time Sunday.

• In other police reports records:

A 71-year-old Scottsburg man is facing multiple misdemeanor charges stemming from an incident alleged to have occurred on July 16.

Freddie Wilmouth of 1035 Newbill Trail was charged with two counts of petty larceny, one count of vandalism and one count of trespassing, according to sheriff’s office records.

Cpl. C. S. Yeatts served the warrants on Thursday.

• Christopher Allen Rhodes, 24, of Acorn Road, Nathalie was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery of a family member.

The offense is alleged to have occurred on Aug. 18, and Deputy T. B. Sargent served the warrant on Thursday.

• Wesley Lamont Peters, 55, of 4th Street SE, Roanoke was charged with a felony probation violation.

The offense is alleged to have occurred on Dec. 5, 2008, and another agency served the warrant on Wednesday.
On Thursday in the Town of Halifax, Police Corporal S. M. Comer charged Benjamin E. Wilborn of Vernon Hill with driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol, according to Lt. D. D. Irby.

William Owen of Wilson Memorial Trail, Vernon Hill, reported that sometime during this past week, someone forced open a side door to his residence and made entry, according to Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

The door sustained some damage, but nothing was apparently taken from the home, Noblin said.

Sgt. Darnell Barksdale is the investigating officer.