- Last Updated on 08:10 AM 01/23/13
- BY The Gazette-Virginian
A 41-year-old Brookneal man and a 35-year-old Brookneal woman each face felony charges of kidnapping and intent to burglarize, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reports.
Eric Eugene Black and Jennifer Dawn Carwile of Lewis Ford Road were charged with the alleged offenses that occurred Nov. 15, and Sgt. C. S. Yeatts served the warrants Thursday.
The charges stem from an incident that occurred last fall prompting a nationwide Amber Alert for an 18-month-old child, Alexis Rose Carwile, who was later found safe in Maryland.
The incident began Thursday afternoon, Nov. 15, when Department of Social Services in Campbell County issued custody papers for the infant, who was staying with a relative in Halifax County, according to authorities.
The Campbell County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court awarded custody of Alexis Rose Carwile of Campbell County to the county’s Department of Social Services, but the child’s parents refused to comply with the court order and abducted the child from a residence in Halifax County where the 18-month-old girl had been staying with a relative, a sheriff’s spokesman said in November.
Her parents entered the home of the relative and took the child, prompting a nationwide Amber Alert to be issued.
A UPS driver on Interstate 95 in Virginia, after hearing of the Amber Alert, notified authorities when he identified the 1985 Nissan Maxima allegedly driven by Black as a vehicle in front of him on the interstate, authorities said.
According to Halifax County Emergency Services Coordinator Kirby Saunders, Virginia State Police received a call from Chesterfield County police that led them to stop Black at 4:34 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16 on Interstate 95 in Prince George County at mile marker 41. He was alone in the vehicle and taken into custody without incident.
Following his arrest, he was held at Riverside Regional Jail in Hopewell without bond.
Authorities in Prince George’s County, acting on information from a family member, located and arrested Carwile without incident about 6:30 a.m. Nov. 16.
Alexis Carwile, who was with Jennifer Carwile, was taken into protective custody and turned over to social services officials at that time, authorities said.
Black and Carwile were transported back to Halifax County where both now face kidnapping and burglary with intent charges.
In other police reports:
• Matthew Todd Groves, 33, of Owls Nest Road, Nokesville faces a felony charge of possessing a forged DMV document and a misdemeanor charge of forging DMV evidence.
The alleged offense occurred Aug. 15, and Cpl. S. M. Bowen served the warrants Friday.
• Timothy Brad Puryear, 31, of Link Puryear Road, South Boston faces two misdemeanor assault and battery charges.
The alleged offenses occurred Aug. 18, and Deputy W. F. Cross served the warrants Thursday.
• Sammie Jamerson McFadden, 39, of Bane Street, South Boston faces a misdemeanor charge of violating a juvenile protective order.
The alleged offense occurred Thursday, and Deputy J. P. Adams served the warrant Thursday.
• Kenneth Lee Jones, 48, of Piney Ridge Road, Nathalie faces a misdemeanor charge of assault and battery.
The alleged offense occurred Saturday, and Sgt. Q. W. Clark served the warrant the same day.
• Shelia Leigh Carey, 41, of Lower Liberty Road, Nathalie faces a misdemeanor charge of contempt of court.
The alleged offense occurred Jan. 14, and Deputy C. J. Yeatts served the warrant Saturday.
• Robert Terry Chewning III of Mill Run Road, Chatham faces a misdemeanor charge of contempt of court.
The alleged offense occurred July 12, and Deputy C. S. Hudson served the warrant Saturday.
• Chelsea R. Chewning, 22, of Glen Myrtle Avenue, Norfolk was issued a capias on a misdemeanor charge of probation violation.
The alleged offense occurred Dec. 28, 2011, and Clark issued the capias Sunday.
• Lionel Russell Barnett, 49, of Llewellyn Avenue, South Boston faces a misdemeanor charge of trespassing to threaten.
The alleged offense occurred Aug. 6, and Deputy T. H. Clarke served the warrant Monday.
• Dakota Waller, 18, of Gretna faces a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence, according to South Boston Police Department reports.
The alleged offense occurred Friday, and Officer R. J. Mead served the warrant the same day.
Waller was held on a $2,000 secured bond.
• John Taylor, 28, of South Boston faces a misdemeanor charge of being drunk in public.
The alleged offense occurred Saturday, and Officer B. H. Smith served the warrant the same day.
• Ashley Cage, 25, of Danville faces misdemeanor charges of being drunk in public and obstruction of justice.
The alleged offenses occurred Sunday, and Officer J. B. Throckmorton served the warrants the same day.
• Shamon Isidore Terry, 28, of South Boston faces charges of being drunk in public and assault and battery.
Terry was charged with the alleged offenses Sunday.