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Halifax deputy facing charge in crash

State police have charged a Halifax County Sheriff’s deputy following an investigation into the single-vehicle crash in Charlotte County on the morning of Sept. 9, according to Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

Trooper J. V. Bavely charged Wallace G. Nunn Jr., 34, of Virgilina with reckless driving-failure to maintain proper control of a motor vehicle, Noblin said.

Nunn and his K-9 bloodhound, “Jed,” were traveling through Charlotte County on their way to Twin Lakes in Powhatan County for certification when the accident occurred, said Halifax County Sheriff’s Major T. E. Logan the afternoon of Sept. 9.

First Sgt. J. N. Lane said Nunn was momentarily distracted by the dog in the back seat of the 2004 Ford Crown Victoria police cruiser. The cruiser ran off the left side of the road into the median, struck a tree and overturned.

Nunn was wearing a seatbelt, but the bloodhound was thrown from the car, state police said.

EMS personnel transported Nunn to Halifax Regional Hospital where he was treated for his injuries and released, according to a hospital spokesperson. “Jed” was taken to the veterinarian’s office for treatment. He has been released and is improving, a sheriff’s office spokesman said Tuesday.

Trooper Bavely estimated damage to the Ford police cruiser at $10,000, a total loss.