A 49-year-old Halifax woman, Michelle Anderson Epps, was indicted Thursday by a Halifax County Circuit Court grand jury on six counts of embezzlement and one count of obstruction of justice for resisting arrest.

An indictment is issued by a grand jury against an individual who is charged with a crime. Before the individual may be convicted, the charge must be proved at trial beyond a reasonable doubt.

The purpose of an indictment is to inform an accused individual of the charge against him or her.

The grand jury indicted Epps on six counts of embezzlement while she was serving as financial secretary for Winn’s Creek Baptist Church in a period from Oct. 11, 2017 to Oct. 1, 2018.

Epps was arrested on the charges Thursday.

Other indictments

• Brenda Gail Chappell, 45, of Scottsburg was indicted Thursday on one felony count of enhanced petty larceny from Dollar General.

The alleged offense occurred March 7, according to court records.

• Cheryl Lynn Conner, 38, of Halifax was indicted Thursday on one felony count of possession of a Schedule I/II controlled substance.

The alleged offense occurred Oct. 18, according to court records.

• Stacy Marie Daniels, 43, of South Boson was indicted Thursday on two felony counts of enhanced petty larceny from Dollar General.

The alleged offenses occurred on Dec. 18 and April 2, according to court records.

• James Ernest Edmonds, 38, of Wylliesburg was indicted Thursday on one felony count of possession of heroin, a Schedule I/II controlled substance.

The alleged offense occurred June 27, according to court records.

• George H. Etheredge III, 37, of Detroit, Michigan, was indicted Thursday on one felony count of grand larceny, one felony count of possession of stolen property with intent to distribute stolen property and two misdemeanor counts of obtaining money under false pretenses.

The alleged offenses occurred in a period from July 23-25, 2016, according to court records.

• John Thomas Holcombe, 36, of Nathalie was indicted Thursday on felony counts of possession of methamphetamine, a Schedule I/II controlled substance and possession of a firearm while possessing a Schedule I/II controlled substance.

The alleged offenses occurred June 30, according to court records.

• Billy Gene Jerrells, 68, of South Boston was indicted Thursday on one felony count of driving a motor vehicle after being declared an habitual offender and while his operator’s license was revoked and one misdemeanor count of misdemeanor DWI.

The alleged offenses occurred Dec. 22, according to court records.

• Leshan Rontez Kirby, 32, of Halifax was indicted Thursday on one felony count of eluding a law enforcement officer and misdemeanor counts of speeding and driving on a revoked license.

The alleged offenses occurred March 12, according to court records.

• David Wendell Ragland, 69, was indicted Thursday on one misdemeanor count of animal cruelty.

The alleged offense occurred March 5, according to court records.

• Tommy Ray Shotwell, 46, of South Boston was indicted Thursday on one felony count of enhanced petty larceny from Tractor Supply.

The alleged offense occurred March 6, according to court records.

• Carol Lee Stukov, 37, of South Boston was indicted Thursday on one felony count of assault of law enforcement officer T. Richardson, one felony count of assault of law enforcement officer R. Lawson, one felony count of eluding law enforcement and one felony count of altering a price tag.

The alleged offenses occurred Nov. 29, 2015, according to court records.

• Bridget Rena Thompson, 34, of South Boston was indicted Thursday on one felony count of possessing cocaine, a Schedule I/II controlled substance.

The alleged offense occurred March 13, according to court records.

• Jonathan Taylor Watson, 20, of Chase City was indicted Thursday on felony counts of possessing a firearm while possessing a Schedule I/II controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute a Schedule I/II controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute more than one-half ounce but less than five pounds of marijuana, in addition to a misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed weapon.

The alleged offenses occurred on Nov. 9, according to court records.