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Woman found sleeping in wrong bed, taken to jail

SoVaNow.com / March 11, 2020


Mecklenburg County deputies responded to several break-ins and other disturbances over the weekend, including an instance of a woman found asleep in a bed at a home that was not her residence.

Deputy Joey Carey arrested Erica Vernon, 28, of Halifax after the homeowner found her sleeping in his bed. The homeowner told Carey he did not know the woman, who he discovered inside his house in the 5800 block of White House Road, after returning home on March 8.

Vernon was charged with breaking and entering and transported to Meherrin River Regional Jail. She was later released after posting a $2,000 secured bond.

Deputy T.J. Jimmerson arrested 18-year old ReShawn Cook and 19-year old John Bagley for their alleged role in a home invasion that took place Saturday in the 1400 Jefferson Street in Boydton. The victim told Jimmerson that Cook, Bagley and a third unidentified person kicked in the door to his home, brandished handguns, assaulted him and stole his money.

Cook and Bagley were arrested at the conclusion of Jimmerson’s investigation. They are being held at Meherrin River Regional Jail without bond.

In other incidents this weekend, Sgt. Andy Ramsey revived an overdose victim using Narcan. This was the first known heroin overdose victim found in the Clarksville area. A spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office said the woman “had turned blue and was unresponsive” when Ramsey arrived on the scene near Mt. Ararat Road. The unnamed victim was later transported to Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital in South Boston. The Sheriff’s Office did not indicate if charges would be filed against the woman.

Cpl. Neil Clayton recovered a car alleged stolen from a home in the 4300 block of Baskerville Road. Clayton located the car at a home on Peter Walker Road in La Crosse. Following his investigation, he arrested Tamela Jessup, 50, of Courtland.

She was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and possession of a Schedule II drug and remanded to Meherrin River Regional Jail without bond.



Garrett Cheatham, 47 of Chase City was arrested on charges of malicious wounding for his alleged involvement in an altercation that took pace Saturday at a home in the 30000 block of Highway 49, Chase City. He is currently incarcerated at Meherrin River Regional Jail while awaiting his next hearing date on May 14.

Ray Crawford of La Crosse was issued two summons, one for a defective odometer and a second for possession of marijuana after he was stopped by Sgt. Chris Baird on Highway 903 for driving 68 mph in a 55 mph zone. Baird said he detected an odor associated with marijuana coming from the vehicle and during his subsequent search discovered a green plantlike that field-tested positive for marijuana.



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