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Glass bottle throwing incident lands South Boston man in jail

A 31-year-old South Boston man faces charges of maliciously throwing a missile at an occupied vehicle and of intentionally damaging the windshield of a 2006 Chevrolet pickup belonging to Christian C. Willis, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Linwood Thomas Chappell Jr. of Hites Lane was charged with the alleged offenses that occurred Friday morning.

Deputy W. G. Yancey served the warrants.

According to Sheriff Fred S. Clark, Yancey responded at 11:45 a.m. to a call of a black male throwing a glass bottle at a Chevrolet truck traveling east on Bill Tuck Highway.

Willis, the driver of the truck, told Yancey when the man threw the bottle at the truck, the windshield glass cracked on the driver’s side. The man was standing in the median when he threw the bottle, the driver told Yancey.

Yancey later located a man matching the description given by Willis walking down Hite Lane, and he arrested Chappell on the charges, Clark said. 

While Chappell was being transported to Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Halifax, Yancey said Chappell told him he threw the bottle because “the driver of the green truck would not move over and he felt that he was going to be run over.”