A Halifax County grand jury indicted a 26-year-old South Boston man, Kevin Omar Edmunds, on Thursday for multiple charges resulting from a domestic disturbance that allegedly occurred Feb. 19 in the Poplar Creek Street area in South Boston.

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 so that the person will be able to prepare a defense.

The grand jury indicted Edmunds on a felony count of abducting Lillie P. Hamlett, and misdemeanor counts of assault and battery of a family member, and trespassing.

Also on Thursday, the grand jury indicted 36-year-old Halifax resident Jason Thomas Allen on one felony count of breaking and entering the dwelling of Annie Guy during the nighttime.

Allen also was indicted on misdemeanor counts of trespassing on the property of Guy and destruction of personal property belonging to Guy.

The alleged offenses occurred on Feb. 18, according to court records.

Other indictments

• Kevin Lawson Whitten, 38, of South Boston was indicted Thursday on felony counts of possession of amphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of buprenorphine.

Whitten also was indicted on a misdemeanor for illegal possession of drug paraphernalia.

The alleged offenses occurred on July 29, according to court records.

• Mitchell Glenn Elliott, 22, of Alton was indicted Thursday on one felony count of the unlawful wounding of Jeremy Lee Baker.

The alleged offense occurred Oct. 10, according to court records.

• Clyde Lee Faulkner 49, of South Boston was indicted Thursday on one felony count of possession or transporting ammunition as a convicted felon.

Faulkner also was indicted on one felony count of carrying a concealed weapon as a convicted felon.

Both alleged offenses occurred Dec. 30, according to court records.

•  Quentin Sherod Clark, 40, of South Boston was indicted Thursday on one felony count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and one misdemeanor count for possession of marijuana.

The alleged offenses occurred on Sept. 14, according to court records.

• Jennifer Lynn Francisco, 37, of Lynchburg was indicted Thursday on one felony count of enhanced petty larceny from Wal-Mart.

The alleged offense occurred on Jan. 12, according to court records.

• Kimberley Crystal Henderson, 38, of South Boston was indicted Thursday on one felony county of enhanced petty larceny from Wal-Mart.

The alleged offense occurred on Jan. 5, according to court records.

• Garland K. Johnson, 55, of Nathalie was indicted Thursday on one felony count of possession of cocaine and one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana.

The alleged offenses occurred on July 14, according to court records.

• Christopher Alan Loftis, 42, of South Boston was indicted Thursday on one felony count of attempted petty larceny after having been convicted of a similar offense on two other occasions.

Loftis also was indicted on felony count of possession of burglary tools and misdemeanor count of trespassing.

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

• Lisa Clark McGill, 50, of Scottsburg was indicted Thursday on one felony count of transporting ammunition for a firearm or explosive material as a convicted felon.

The alleged offense occurred on Dec. 26, according to court records.

• Jeffrey Neal, 48, of Halifax was indicted Thursday on one felony count of possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, one felony count of possessing or transporting ammunition or explosive material as a convicted felon and one misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed weapon.

The alleged offenses occurred Feb. 1, according to court records.

• Christopher David Newman, 30, of South Boston was indicted Thursday on one felony count of possession of a controlled substance.

The alleged offense occurred on May 26, according to court records.

• Kenneth Lovell Piggee, 50, of Danville was indicted Thursday on one felony count of a subsequent offense of operating a vehicle after having been declared a habitual offender.

The alleged offense occurred on June 30, according to court records.