A Scottsburg man, Chris Daniel Anderson, pleaded guilty Friday in Halifax County Circuit Court to charges of breaking and entering, larceny of firearms and vandalism, according to Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Tracy Q. Martin.
Anderson’s offenses occurred over the time span of Nov. 11, 2018 to April 3, 2019.
The charges included three counts of breaking and entering, three counts of theft of a firearm, one count of felony vandalism and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
“These crimes affected a number of Halifax County homeowners over several short months,” Martin said. “Burglary from a person’s home takes a toll on the victim like no other. We are thankful for the diligent efforts of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office to examine seemingly unrelated crimes, link them to the defendant, and solve these cases for the benefit of our community.”
Anderson entered his guilty pleas with no plea agreement.
Martin explained because there was no plea agreement, the Commonwealth and defense will be free to argue the punishment for Anderson at his sentencing hearing, which is set for Aug.12.
The prosecution of two other charges against Anderson was withdrawn in court Friday, as the charges remain under investigation.
A habitual felon, Anderson previously had entered a guilty plea in Halifax County Circuit Court in September 2020 to one count of larceny, third or subsequent offense, and three counts of felony obtaining money by false pretenses for crimes occurring in March and April of 2019.
Anderson is serving a three-year active sentence for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon from 2019.