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Man gets eight years, 11 months for drug charges

A 29-year-old South Boston man, Delquan Lamar Newton, was sentenced Tuesday in Halifax County Circuit Court to an effective prison term of eight years and 11 months for five felony drug distribution counts.

Nathalie man faces drug charge

A 28-year-old Nathalie man faces a felony drug charge of distributing a controlled substance, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Extortion, assault charges lodged

A 20-year-old Halifax man faces felony charges of extortion, grand larceny and felony assault with intent to maim, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Police investigate cemetery statue thefts, vandalism

What type of person steals concrete deer statues, a buck and a doe, from the graves of someone’s dearly departed loved ones?

South Boston woman faces charge in wreck

A 32-year-old South Boston woman was charged with driving under the influence of drugs following a wreck Tuesday afternoon on Chamberlain Street, 90 feet east of Marshall Avenue in South Boston.

South Boston man facing drug charge

An 18-year-old Halifax man faces a charge of disorderly conduct, according to South Boston Police Department reports.

South Boston man convicted of felony strangling offense

A 31-year-old South Boston man, Timothy Brad Puryear, was convicted Monday in Halifax County Circuit Court of a felony charge for strangulation, in addition to a related charge for misdemeanor assault and battery of a household or family member.

North Carolina man faces felony fugitive charge

A 49-year-old Oxford, N.C. man faces a felony charge of being a fugitive, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Scottsburg man facing drug charges

A 47-year-old Scottsburg man faces a felony charge of possessing a controlled substance and a misdemeanor charge of marijuana possession, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Traffic stop ends in arrest

A traffic detail on Highway 501 in the Cluster Springs area Friday evening netted five charges of marijuana possession and the arrest of a South Boston man on task force indictments for felony drug distribution and felony child neglect charges.