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Former insurance agent sentenced

Edward McMurray Hamlet, a 59-year-old Halifax resident and former employee of Fry, Jordan & Wilson Insurance Agency, was sentenced Dec. 28 in Halifax County Circuit Court to a six-year suspended sentence for embezzlement from his former employer.

Waynesboro man charged with assault

A 68-year-old Waynesboro man faces a misdemeanor assault charge, according to South Boston Police Office records.

South Boston man faces felony charge

A 43-year-old South Boston man faces a felony indictment of abduction and a misdemeanor charge of assault, according to South Police Office records.

Woman facing larceny charge

A 50-year-old Halifax woman faces a charge of larceny for shoplifting, according to South Boston Police Office records.

Nathalie teen faces burglary charge

An 18-year-old Nathalie man faces felony charges of common law burglary and grand larceny, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Man convicted of breaking and entering convenience store

A 58-year-old Rustburg man was convicted Monday in Halifax County Circuit Court of breaking and entering a Halifax County convenience store and petty larceny from that same business.

Chase leads police on wild ride through county

A 34-year-old Nathalie man faces multiple drug and driving charges following a police chase that began early Monday morning when a deputy tried to stop the vehicle for a speeding violation.

Suspects facing multiple drug charges

Brian Lamar Tucker, age 27, and George Chandler, age 23, each face multiple drug charges following arrests on task force indictments made earlier this month by the Halifax Regional Narcotic and Gang Task Force, Halifax Sheriff’s Office and South Boston Police Department.

South Boston convicted felon facing gun charges

A 51-year-old former construction worker at the new South Boston Energy Power Plant on Plywood Trail faces three felony and one misdemeanor firearm charges after he allegedly brandished a firearm at one of the workers in the parking lot at the site Friday evening.

South Boston man pleads no contest to abuse and neglect

A 31-year-old South Boston man, Jerome Jackson Carter, pleaded no contest Monday in Halifax County Circuit Court to one count of abuse and neglect resulting in serious injury, and he also pleaded no contest to one count of abuse and neglect, pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth.