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Three facing charges in break-in

Three people face charges following a break-in on McKeever Trail in Nathalie. Arrested March 9 were 21-year-old Johnny Owen Clay, 33-year-old Johnny Edward Thompson and 38-year-old Brenda Gail Clay, all of McKeever Trail in Nathalie.

According to Sheriff Fred Clark, Deputy J. O. Tanner was dispatched to McKeever Trail to meet with Charles Smith who owns a tract of land with an old plantation house located at the end of that road.

Smith reported someone had broken into the old house and stolen some items and left some items in the yard outside of the house, Clark said.

While Tanner and Investigator Jeff Burton were on the property conducting their investigation, a small red pick up truck came to the house unaware that authorities were there.

According to Clark, the road to the house was in rough shape, so the deputies had parked their police car in another location and walked to the house.

Local residents had told authorities they had spotted a red pick up truck leaving that area earlier in the day, the sheriff said.

As a result of the deputies’ investigation, the three occupants of the truck were arrested.

Johnny Clay, Thompson and Brenda Clay each were charged with breaking into the house, stealing property from it, damaging the house and trespassing.

Johnny Clay also was arrested on an outstanding warrant for violating a protective order, and Brenda Clay also was charged with driving on a suspended license, Clark said.

In other Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reports, a 32-year-old South Boston man faces a felony charge of being a fugitive.

Robert Aaron Harbridge of Farm Road was charged with the alleged offense that occurred Monday, and Tanner served the warrant Wednesday.

Quinn Theadon Tucker, 25, of Ball Park Loop, Halifax faces a misdemeanor charge of assault and battery of a family member.

The alleged offense occurred Sunday, and Cpl. C. S. Yeatts served the warrant Wednesday.

Granville Steve Conner, 53, of Love Shop Park Road, South Boston faces a misdemeanor charge of purchasing alcohol for a minor.

The alleged offense occurred Tuesday and Deputy T. H. Clarke served the warrant Wednesday.

Felicia Womack, 23, of North Main Street, Halifax faces misdemeanor charges of assault while being in a mob and assault and battery.

The alleged offenses occurred Monday, and Clarke served the warrants Wednesday.

Brenda Lee Chappell, Blue Rock Road, Vernon Hill faces a misdemeanor charge of violating a juvenile protective order.

The alleged offense occurred March 8, and Sgt. Q. W. Clark served the warrant Wednesday.

Laverne Denise Walker, 35, of College Street, South Boston faces misdemeanor charges of assault and battery and assault while being in a mob.

The alleged offenses occurred Monday, and Clarke served the warrants Wednesday.

Also sometime Tuesday night, someone entered the fenced-in lot of Mast Enterprises, located near the intersection of Bethel Road and James D. Hagood Hwy. in Scottsburg, and stole the wiring harnesses from four tractor-trailer rigs and one of the trucks, Sheriff Clark said.

The culprits also went to the back lot of Short Stop convenience store, located next to Mast Enterprises, and stole the wiring harnesses from the trailers of three tractor-trailer rigs parked there overnight.

Dep. Patrick Clayton is the investigating officer.