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Vandals Strike Halifax Elementary Ball Field

Vandals armed with spray paint struck the ball field at the old Halifax Elementary School last week, according to town police.

Halifax Police Chief D. E. Martin said Lt. D. D. Irby was called to the ball field on Thursday around 6:30 p.m. to investigate reported vandalism.

Irby reported the concession stand/press box building and several playground items were sprayed with white spray paint, and the damage was estimated at less than $100.

Evidence was recovered at the scene, and the investigation is ongoing, the chief said.

Martin asks anyone with information regarding this act of vandalism to contact the Halifax Police Department.

w Earlier in the day Thursday, Irby was called to the Wilco station on South Main Street, Halifax, to investigate a reported gas drive-off, Martin said. The driver of a white SUV left the premises after pumping approximately $22 in gas, the chief said.

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the theft of several items from a county home Saturday, according to Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

• Someone stole a five-gallon propane tank, a five-gallon gas can and a paint roller from the back porch of Robert Long’s residence on West Store Road, Halifax, the sheriff said. Long was at work at the time of the theft.

Deputy J. M. Burton is the investigating officer.

• According to sheriff’s office records, a 26-year-old South Boston man is facing five felony charges, including four drug charges.

Bradshaw Lamar Woody of Porter Lane was charged with three felony counts of distribution of a controlled substance and one felony count of conspiracy to possess a controlled substance. Woody also was charged with probation violation.

Two of the distribution offenses allegedly occurred on March 16, and the other three offenses allegedly occurred January 28.

Warrants were served Monday on Woody.

• Kevin Dale Adams, 37, Tobacco Road, Nathalie, was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery of a family or household member.

The offense allegedly occurred Sunday, and Deputy T. B. Sargent served the warrant the same day.

• Sean Christopher Hill, 30, Old Cluster Springs Road, South Boston, was charged with misdemeanor trespassing.

The offense allegedly occurred September 1, and Deputy Burton served the warrant Friday.

• Kameron T. Peacock, 19, Berry Hill Road, South Boston, was charged with misdemeanor drunk in public and also misdemeanor illegal possession of alcohol by a person under 21 years of age.

The offenses allegedly occurred Friday, and Deputy Sargent served the warrants that night.

Ronshaye Lamar Jordan, 19, Philpott Road, South Boston, was charged with misdemeanor trespassing.

The offense allegedly occurred August 30, and Sgt. Q. W. Clark served the warrant Monday.

•  Kelly Brian Phillips, 30, Red Level Church Road, Scottsburg, was charged with misdemeanor violation of a juvenile protective order.

The offense allegedly occurred Monday, and Sgt. Clark served the warrant the same day.

•  Kenneth Donald Shotwell, 42, Traynham Grove Road, Alton, was charged with misdemeanor contempt of court.

The offense allegedly occurred August 26, and Sgt. Clark served the warrant Monday.