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Brookneal pair sentenced in abduction

A Brookneal couple who were each convicted of parental abduction in May in Halifax County Circuit Court were sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison, with all time suspended to that already served.

Assault charge lodged

A 63-year-old South Boston man faces a felony charge of assault with intent to maim, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Halifax man arrested in attempted robbery

A 42-year-old Halifax man faces two charges in connection with the attempted robbery of the Wilco Hess on Highway 58 that occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday, Aug. 18.

Jury finds Nathalie man guilty of rape in 2012 incident

A Halifax County Circuit Court jury on Friday convicted a 31-year-old Nathalie man, Ronald Lynn Lacks II, of rape and two other offenses in connection with an incident in June 2012.

SoBo man gets 25 years for cocaine distribution

A 28-year-old South Boston man, Carmichael Jermond Howerton, will serve an effective sentence of 25 years in prison for distribution of cocaine and two other charges after a guilty plea in Halifax County Circuit Court on Thursday.

SoBo man faces drunk in public charge

A 51-year-old South Boston man faces charges of being drunk in public and harassing emergency personnel by phone, according to South Boston Police Department records.

Sheriff’s office warns of new scams in area

Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is warning area residents to beware of several scams circulating in the area that have been reported to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office in the last week. 

Halifax man faces 10 forgery charges

A 47-year-old Halifax man faces 10 felony charges of forging a check, a felony charge of failing to perform construction work and a misdemeanor charge of petty larceny, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Woman faces possession charge

A 35-year-old Scottsburg woman faces felony charges of receiving or possessing stolen items, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Police seek public’s help in identifying suspect in robbery

Halifax County authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying a black man who attempted to rob the Wilco Hess on Highway 58 at 1:30 a.m. Sunday.