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More bank records searched of former Halifax sheriff

Virginia State Police investigators executed a search warrant at Wells Fargo Bank in South Boston on Dec. 21 in the continuing investigation of former Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin, according to Halifax County Circuit Court records.

The search warrant was filed in Halifax County Circuit Court Thursday, Jan. 12, according to court records.

In the warrant, State Police Special Agent W. W. Talbert requested permission to search for any bank accounts associated with Noblin from the dates Jan. 1, 2008 to present.

Documentation requested included checks (front and back), items of deposit, deposit slips, signature card(s), bank statements and ATM/debit/credit card transactions directly associated with Noblin’s accounts.

According to the search inventory, investigators confiscated account records associated with Noblin at Wells Fargo Bank from Jan. 1, 2008 through the date the search warrant was executed.

Wells Fargo Bank is the third area bank State Police have searched for Noblin’s account records in the past month.

State Police Special Agent Talbert also executed search warrants at Benchmark Community Bank in Halifax and Bank of America in South Boston on Dec. 21.

Those search warrants were filed in Halifax County Circuit Court Jan. 9, according to court records.

Investigators requested documentation of checks (front and back), items of deposit, deposit slips, signature card(s), bank statements and debit/ATM/credit card transactions directly associated with Noblin and his wife, Emily M. Noblin, at Benchmark Community Bank, according to one search warrant.

Items seized under that warrant were account records from 2008-11 belonging to Noblin, the warrant stated.

At Bank of America, investigators requested documentation associated with a business card and other accounts held by Noblin’s Lawn Care, Stanley L. Noblin and/or Emily M. Noblin from Jan. 1, 2008 to present, according to the search warrant.

Investigators were searching for documentation of checks (front and back), items of deposit, deposit slips, signature card(s), bank statements and ATM/debit/credit card transactions, according to the search warrant.

No records were provided for those accounts from Bank of America, according to the search warrant.

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II in September authorized an investigation of Noblin, then Halifax County sheriff.

Cuccinelli acted on a request from Substitute Commonwealth’s Attorney Eric Cooke of Southampton County, authorizing Cooke to investigate alleged misuse of government funds by then Sheriff Noblin.

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