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Police pursuit ends in arrests

A 30-year-old South Boston man took Halifax County deputies on a vehicle chase that turned into an hour-long foot pursuit after a 2005 Volvo crashed on Dryburg Road in the Scottsburg community Wednesday evening.

According to Halifax County Sheriff Fred S. Clark, Michael David Moore of Greenway Drive faces on a felony charge of disregarding a police command and two misdemeanor charges of driving with an expired registration and driving on a suspended or revoked license.

A passenger in the vehicle, 34-year-old Brittany Jones Pool of Mountain Road, South Boston faces charges of contempt of court, allowing an unlicensed person to operate a vehicle and two bad check charges that allegedly occurred last month.

The pursuit began around 4 p.m. when Halifax County Deputy W. F. Cross stopped a 2005 Volvo on Bethel Road that he recognized as belonging to Pool who had outstanding warrants for her arrest.

“The vehicle appeared to belong to Brittany Pool, so he turned on his lights to stop it, but when Deputy Cross got out of his vehicle and approached the Volvo, the driver took off,” the sheriff said.

A pursuit ensued with deputies and law enforcement officers from the Town of Halifax and Virginia State Police joining in the chase that continued down Bethel Road, onto James D. Hagood Highway and onto Dryburg Road in Scottsburg where Moore, the driver of the 2005 Volvo, wrecked the car and fled on foot.

Pool, a passenger in the car, was arrested at the scene on the outstanding warrants, Clark said.

A tracking dog was called to the scene to assist in the search for Moore who ran into a wooded area off Dryburg Road.

Investigator C. A. Bates V was called to the scene with his canine, Syd, and after a short search, the dog tracked down Moore who exited from the woods and was charged with the three offenses.

Clark expressed appreciation to area law enforcement officers who assisted in the pursuit Wednesday afternoon that ended in the pair’s arrests.

In other arrests:

A 30-year-old Virgilina man faces felony charges of distributing a controlled substance and conspiring to possess a controlled substance and a misdemeanor charge of possessing marijuana, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Clifton Jermal Davis of Virgilina Road was charged with the alleged offenses that occurred Nov. 15, 2012 and on Tuesday. Inv. T. A. Mocarsky served the warrants on Tuesday.

 Michael Devon Lawson, 21, of Poplar Creek Street, South Boston faces felony charges of burglary with intent and malicious wounding wile being in a mob and misdemeanor charges of assault and battery, trespassing with the intent to do damage, trespassing to threaten and vandalism of property.

The alleged offenses occurred Jan. 1, and Cpl. P.C. Clayton served the warrants Wednesday.

 Brian Timothy Hudgins, 39, of Eastover Drive, South Boston faces a misdemeanor charge of contempt of court. 

The alleged offense occurred Dec. 9, and another agency served the warrant Wednesday.