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Dozens nabbed in drug sweep of Halifax County

A total of 33 individuals were arrested on drug charges as of press time Tuesday evening as the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force continued a “round-up” in the area.

Hearing set for murder suspect

A competency hearing for capital murder suspect James Lloyd Terry has been set for a day in July in Halifax County Circuit Court.

Nathalie man faces pair of drug felonies

A 32-year-old Nathalie man faces a pair of felony drug charges, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Plea deal reached in assault on officer

A 23-year-old South Boston man, Barry Leon Tuck Jr., entered an Alford plea Tuesday in Halifax County Circuit Court to felony assault on South Boston Police Sgt. G. M. Gilliam.

Man faces drug charges

A 32-year-old South Boston man faces charges of marijuana possession and possession of a controlled susbstance, according to South Boston Police Department records.

Alton man faces assault and battery charge

A 20-year-old Alton man faces a misdemeanor charge of assault and battery on a family member, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Halifax man sentenced for drug distribution

A 25-year-old Halifax man, Wongee Boyd Williams, will serve an effective prison term of three years and eight months, the remainder of the 84-year, six-month sentence suspended for eight cocaine distribution-related charges, two child abuse charges and one for a second offense of possessing marijuana.

Man gets 28 years for attempted manslaughter, six other offenses

John Phillip Martin, a 35-year-old Scottsburg resident, will serve a total of 28 years in prison for the attempted voluntary manslaughter of Halifax County Sheriff’s Deputy Stanley Britton Jr. and six other charges, two of which the defendant pleaded guilty to on Thursday.

DUI charges dominate arrest reports

A 34-year-old Skipwith man faces a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Danville man facing two forgery charges

A 46-year-old Danville man faces two felony charges of forgery by check, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.