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Beadles indicted in slaying

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Beadles / August 13, 2018
A Halifax County grand jury has indicted Alton Glenn Beadles of Nathalie of first degree murder and felony use of a firearm in the January 2017 slaying of his girlfriend.

The indictments set the stage for Beadles to be tried in Halifax Circuit Court for the slaying of Wendy Perkins Cash, 44, who was fatally shot in the chest. Police have described the couple as boyfriend and girlfriend.

Beadles was found at the Epperson Lane residence where the shooting took place, waiting for deputies to arrive. Witnesses said the couple was arguing at the time that the fatal shooting took place. Beadles was arrested Jan. 18, 2017, on the same day as the shooting.

Indictments are not findings of guilt, but a determination by the grand jury that sufficient evidence exists to bring the cases to trial.

In other court action this week,

» Brian Lamar Tucker was sentenced to 30 years and six months behind bars on charges of manufacturing and possessing narcotic Schedule I/II and Schedule IV drugs, a category that includes steroids, tranquilizers and sedatives. He was also charged with illegal possession of a gun.

Tucker was sentenced to a total term of more than 50 years with 20 years suspended. He was ordered to pay a $50,000 fine and be on good behavior for 50 years after his release from prison.

» Also, Shuron Maurice Barksdale was sentenced to a 10-year active prison term on two felony charges of drug trafficking, and ordered to make restitution to the Virginia State Police in the amount of $3,000. After his release from prison, Barksdale will be required to stay on good behavior for 50 years.

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