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Roanoke Valley law enforcement reported the following:

Weldon Police Department

Chief Chris Davis said in a statement that on last Friday shortly after 4:30 p.m., Officer Q. Godley was in the area of West Ninth Street attempting to locate a person with a warrant for arrest.

Godley located the person — Kenneth Kennard Rivers, 34, of Weldon — and placed him under arrest.

The charges listed on the warrant were for theft of motor vehicle parts or accessories, theft of a motor vehicle and obtaining property by false pretense.

Rivers was taken before a magistrate and received a $1,000 secured bond and October 10 court date.

Davis assisted Godley.

The charges taken out on Rivers stem from an investigation conducted by Sergeant T. Mason after receiving a call on September 13 a vehicle was reported stolen from the area of the 800 block of Washington Avenue.

Halifax County Sheriff's Office

Chief Deputy Scott Hall reported that on Tuesday at approximately 11 p.m., Corporal R. Chin responded to the area of West Eleventh near Elm street in Weldon on a call of someone trespassing in the backyard of a residence.

Chin began canvassing the area when he encountered two men in the backyard of a residence. While conducting his investigation Chin smelled marijuana and began to question the men.

Derrick Shearin, 37, of Weldon, fled.

Shearin was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit and was in possession of approximately 55 grams of marijuana.

Shearin was arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia for a scale reportedly in his possession and resisting a public officer.

Shearin was placed in the Halifax County Detention Center after receiving an $8,000 secured bond and October 17 court date.