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South Boston man charged with six felony offenses

SoVaNow.com / December 10, 2012
A 23-year-old South Boston man was charged on Friday with six drug and gun-related felonies by members of the Halifax County/South Boston Gang and Narcotics Task Force.

George A. Chandler was charged with three counts of distributing Schedule I or II drugs from July-October. Chandler was also charged with possession of a firearm after having been declared a convicted felon, the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and malicious wounding.

He is being held in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail without bond.

Also charged Friday was 29-year-old Chad L. Anderson of South Boston, who was arrested by South Boston Officer R. Mead for violating the conditions of court services on Oct. 1, a felony. He is being held on a $4,000 secured bond.

Twenty-five-year old Christopher K. Pumphery of South Boston was charged by Officer Mead on Saturday, Dec. 8 with a felony count of failure to return property and contempt of court, a misdemeanor. At last report he was being held without bond.

Two men, 30-year-old Charles Mills of Riverview, Fla. and Brian J. Pittman, 41, of Nickelsville, Va. were arrested by South Boston Police Officer R. Lawson on Saturday, Dec. 8 and charged with public drunkenness.

Also, 63 year old Irvin J. Williams of South Boston was charged by Officer R. Mead with trespassing on Saturday, Dec. 8. He is being held on a $2,500 secured bond.

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