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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.

Failed heist haul: soft drink

Halifax County authorities are searching for a black man who attempted to rob the Wilco Hess on Highway 58 at 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

Eluding police charge lodged against teen

A 19-year-old South Boston man faces three misdemeanor charges of reckless driving for passing two cars, reckless driving for speeding and eluding police, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Police pursuit ends with arrest

A 34-year-old Greensboro, N.C., man is being held in Blue Ridge Regional Jail with no bond on charges of grand larceny and eluding authorities following a police pursuit that began in Scottsburg and ended in the Town of South Boston Wednesday afternoon.

Alford plea entered in child rape

A 49-year-old South Boston man, Joe Cecil Cole, entered Alford pleas Tuesday in Halifax County Circuit Court to five sex-related crimes, including one for rape of a child.

Nathalie woman faces assault charge

A 48-year-old Nathalie woman faces a felony charge of assault with intent to maim, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Man guilty of unlawful wounding

A 33-year-old South Boston man was convicted Monday in Halifax County Circuit Court of unlawful wounding.