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Woman found dead in La Crosse Saturday / July 10, 2019
A suspicious death in La Crosse over the weekend remains under investigation by the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.

A 911 call about a DOA (dead on arrival) brought Deputy Dustyne Lett to a home in the 1500 block of Nellie Jones Road in La Crosse, Saturday around 8 a.m.

The Sheriff’s Office is releasing few details about the incident other than to confirm that the victim was female, and the death is being investigated as “suspicious.”

In other police reports:

Over the holiday weekend, deputies recovered a stolen vehicle, investigated a break-in at a Bracey pizza parlor and made two arrests — one for possession of marijuana at a federal campground, and the other for operating a motor vehicle under the influence.

Sherry Ann Poonsammy of Powhatan was issued a summons for possession of marijuana on Saturday after a search of her boat, docked at North Bend Park, turned up two jars containing a plant-like material that tested positive for marijuana.

Deputy Neil Clayton was initially called to the scene after nearby campers complained of smelling marijuana coming from the beach near Area B in the park. Poonsammy was arrested and taken to Meherrin River Regional Jail but was released after receiving the summons.

On Sunday, Lett recovered a stolen motorcycle that was abandoned at a power line access road near Red Lawn Road in Bracey. The motorcycle, which was reported stolen from Polk County, Fla., had damage to the ignition and a flat rear tire.

Deputy Davis Cumbia was called to Topper’s Pizza in the 3700 block of Highway 903 in Bracey for a reported breaking and entering. The owner found the front door glass was broken out when he came to open the business on Sunday. After searching the inside of the building, it was determined that nothing was missing.

Early Monday morning, Deputy Josh Carroll arrested Dennis Matthews of South Hill on charges of DUI after he was pulled over on Nellie Jones Road in Bracey. Carroll was on patrol when he observed a vehicle parked at a business in the 100 block of Nellie Jones Road. The driver attempted to leave the scene when he saw Carroll’s patrol car pull into the parking lot, but Carroll was able to initiate a stop.

Carroll administered a field sobriety test after hearing Matthews’ slurred speech, according to police reports. At the end of the test Matthews was arrested, charged with DUI and taken to Meherrin River Regional Jail. He was released after posting a $1,000 bond.

A domestic dispute led to the arrest of 57-year-old Leon Minor of La Crosse on Saturday. Deputy Josh Watts was called to investigate a disturbance in the 200 block of Tyson Road, Bracey.

Minor was charged with assault on a family member and transported to Meherrin River Regional Jail but was released after posting a secured bond and after being served with a protective order.

Several of these cases remain under investigation. Anyone with information about these or any cases can call Crimesolvers at 1-877-676-8477. Calls to Crimesolvers remain anonymous and can lead to a reward up to $1,000 upon the arrest and conviction of a suspect.

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