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Suspects nabbed in Alton break-ins

Four individuals have been arrested and charged with breaking and entering several homes in the Alton area, according to Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

Whitney Dawntae Oliver, Khalir Jamir Johnson, Shaquan Goza and Timothy Lewis Lipscomb are suspected of operating a theft ring throughout several counties in Virginia and North Carolina and based in Caswell County, N.C., the sheriff said. They were arrested Wednesday night and are currently being held in the Caswell County jail, Noblin added.

Investigators J. D. Clay and T. R. Spencer charged the four individuals with recent break-ins and larcenies in the southwestern part of Halifax County, Noblin said.

Oliver, 20, of High Rock School Road, Blanch, N.C. was charged with breaking into the home of Dale Bates on Sept. 20 and stealing jewelry and electronic items, both felonies, he said.

She also is charged with feloniously breaking into the home of Cassidy Prevett on Sept. 20 and stealing jewelry and electronic items.

Johnson, 20, of Old N.C. Highway, Yanceyville, N.C., Goza, 23, of High Rocks School Road, Blanch, N.C., and Lipscomb, 20, of Dillard School Drive, Yanceyville, N.C., were charged with breaking into the home of Troy and Alice Comer Wednesday and stealing firearms, cameras and jewelry, both felonies, the sheriff said.

The three men also were charged with feloniously breaking into the home of Francell Abbott Jr. on Wednesday and stealing two televisions, two firearms and a number of video games, Noblin explained.

Cooperation between the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office and agencies in Pittsylvania County and Caswell and Person counties in North Carolina along with numerous tips from county citizens assisted in the arrests, the sheriff said.

More arrests will be forthcoming, he added.