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Police nab robbery suspect

A 19-year-old armed robbery suspect is in custody after police apprehended him from a mobile home in the 2000 block of Philpott Road in South Boston Wednesday.

Dylan Taylor Goodson, a suspect in a home invasion and armed robbery that occurred on River Road in South Boston last Wednesday, was arrested by Halifax County Sheriff’s Office deputies and investigators and South Boston Police officers who went to the mobile home searching for the wanted teenager, according to South Boston Police Detective R. E. Redd.

Goodson was taken into custody without incident on charges of robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and petit larceny. 

He was transported to the Halifax Adult Detention Center where he is being held without bond pending his preliminary hearing in General District Court.

 Goodson was one of three suspects in the robbery, along with a 15-year-old juvenile female and Daniel Wayne Short of Halifax. 

Short committed suicide when police attempted to arrest him at a Halifax residence on the day of the robbery. Short died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after officers entered the home to arrest him, according to police.

The 15-year-old female juvenile suspect was charged and taken to the W. W. Moore Detention Facility in Danville on the day the robbery occurred.

When South Boston police officers responded to the River Road residence for a report of a robbery on April 23, the victim said he was held at gunpoint by a white male, while another white male took property belonging to him including a gaming console and controller.

The victim reported that three people, two males and a juvenile female, fled the scene in a blue SUV.

Shortly after the robbery occurred, Halifax County Deputy S. Britton spotted a vehicle matching the description on Union Church Road near its intersection with Old Mill Road.

According to Redd, county deputies were joined by South Boston Police officers and Virginia State Police officers converging at a residence on Old Mill Road where the suspect vehicle was found shortly after being spotted by Britton. 

A subsequent search of that residence later revealed items related to the robbery, Redd said.