A fugitive wanted in a 2019 robbery should be returning to Halifax County soon, according to Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Tracy Q. Martin.
Joseph Daniel Dedominic, a 27-year-old who Halifax County Sheriff’s Office deputies had been trying to locate since identifying him as the second suspect in the robbery, was recently located in Ventura County, California, and has waived rights to an extradition hearing, according to Martin.
She explained because he waived his rights, he will not be undergoing extradition hearings in California and should return to Halifax County as soon as travel logistics are decided.
According to Sheriff Fred S. Clark, Dedominic was arrested on July 16 on fugitive warrants from this jurisdiction.
He is wanted for robbery, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and grand larceny for his involvement in an August 2019 robbery from a residence on Philpott Road.
Cpl. W. G. Nunn was the investigation officer, and Dedominic is being held at Ventura County Jail.
Another individual, 24-year-old Ashley Dawn West, also was recently sentenced to one year and four months active in Halifax County Circuit Court.
She was previously arrested in October for a felony charge for robbery and attempts.
Nunn served the warrant.
According to Martin, West was found not guilty of robbery, but pleaded guilty to theft of a person.
The commonwealth’s attorney said she also was sentenced to 10 years good behavior and two years supervised probation.
“She agreed to cooperate to help identify and bring to justice Dedominc,” said Martin.
Just as in other cases, Martin said she consulted with law enforcement and the victim before accepting the plea.
Upon investigating the case, the commonwealth’s attorney said it appeared that Dedominic was the “primary bad actor” while West played more of a “background role.”
The pair had stolen money from an individual at his South Boston residence, said Martin.