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Java man arrested for robbery, kidnapping

SoVaNow.com / March 25, 2019


Halifax County and town officers have made several arrests in recent days, with one suspect charged with burglary, kidnapping and multiple other offenses.

On Thursday, Sheriff’s deputies arrested Kevin Devon Miller, 40, of Java and charged him with five felonies and a misdemeanor count in connection with a Jan. 30 incident in the county.

Miller has been charged with armed burglary, robbery, kidnapping and abduction, grand larceny and possession of a firearm as a convicted felon. He also has been charged with vandalism of property, less than $1,000 damage, which is a misdemeanor offense. He is currently incarcerated at the Halifax jail with no bond.

The Sheriff’s Office also announced the Thursday arrest of Jeffrey Rhymel Neal, 48, of Halifax on three felony charges of possession of a weapon, not a gun. The Sheriff’s Office also arrested two suspects on charges of felony drug possession: Cynthia Elizabeth Holcomb, 26, of Nathalie and Zachary Adam Elliott, 33, of Virgilina.

Town of South Boston police arrested two suspects this weekend.

Tariq Lamar Sydnor, 20, of Scottsburg has ben charged with removing a weapon from a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and failure to appear in court on a capias warrant. He was taken to jail in Halifax and held on a $4,000 secured bond.

Roosevelt Watson, 30, of South Boston was charged by the SBPD with a count of property hit-and-run. He was not taken into custody.



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