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Former Halifax County sheriff moved to Boydton facility

Former Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin, sentenced Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to 10 months in jail for five counts of embezzlement, has been transferred from Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Halifax, according to a Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority official.

Tim Trent of Blue Ridge Jail Authority in Lynchburg confirmed Noblin was transferred Friday from Halifax to a Meherrin River Jail Authority facility in Boydton.

Trent said Tuesday he thought it would be in Noblin’s best interest and the best interest of Blue Ridge Jail Authority if the former sheriff were transferred to the Mecklenburg County detention facility.

Noblin formerly sat on the Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority board while he was Halifax County sheriff, Trent explained.

Although he hasn’t seen Noblin’s disposition papers, Trent confirmed Noblin is serving his sentence on work release.

Individuals incarcerated at the Meherrin River Jail Authority facility in Boydton on work release are allowed to drive their personal vehicles to work with an individual or private company provided they have a valid operator’s license, according to Mecklenburg County Sheriff R.W. “Bobby” Hawkins Jr.

Inmates are searched both on departure from the facility and upon their return, he added.

“It’s like driving on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, with stipulations outlined in a court order,” explained Hawkins.

Judge Leyburn Mosby Jr. sentenced Noblin to three years in prison for each of the five embezzlement charges on Thursday, suspending two years and 10 months on each charge for an active jail term of 10 months. 

Mosby also ordered Noblin to pay $103,930.38 restitution at a rate of $1,000 per month, with the full amount of restitution paid within seven years he is on probation.