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Police threat ends in arrest

With sirens wailing, Sheriff’s investigators and Virginia State Police cars sped down Highway 501 on Saturday afternoon shortly before 5 p.m. enroute to Denniston Road responding to a report of a man threatening to shoot the first officer who approached him.

Woman charged with malicious wounding

A 38-year-old South Boston woman has been charged with malicious wounding, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Police charge Amherst man with assault

A 31-year-old Amherst man faces a felony charge of assault with intent to maim, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Man convicted of B&E, hit and run charges

A 27-year-old South Boston man, Richard Anthony Jones, was convicted Monday in Halifax County Circuit Court of a felony hit and run charge in addition to charges related to breaking and entering South Boston Inn.

School metal detection search turns up only small violations

A metal detection search of 90 percent of the Halifax County High School student body yielded a minimal amount of tobacco products, two cases of marijuana possession, one pocket knife and numerous lighters Thursday, according to South Boston Police Chief Jim Binner.

South Boston man facing larceny charge



A 44-year-old South Boston man faces felony charges of grand larceny and vandalism, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Police arrest four on drug charges

The Halifax Regional Narcotic and Gang Task Force released further information Friday regarding the arrests of two South Boston men suspected in drug and firearms charges.

Nathalie man enters Alford plea to 4 counts of felony child abuse

A 40-year-old Nathalie man, Garnett Taylor Lloyd Jr., entered Alford pleas Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to four counts of felony child abuse or neglect after reaching a plea agreement with the commonwealth.

Litter patrol finds ATM stolen in November

Virginia Department of Transportation employees picking up litter on Highway 58 east of Riverdale Thursday morning discovered the top cover of what appeared to be an ATM machine and notified authorities.

Sheriff warns of phone scam

Halifax County Sheriff Fred Clark is warning area residents of an individual posing as a power company official who is scamming  local businesses out of money.