Scottsburg man nabbed in rash of county break-ins

Investigators with the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office seized numerous stolen items such as these firearms, consumable goods, power tools, hand tools and merchandise as well as suspected narcotics, drug paraphernalia and burglary tools following a search of 40-year-old Chris Anderson’s residence on Green Level Road in Scottsburg Thursday. Anderson has been charged with possession of stolen goods, obtaining money by false pretenses and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and is being held without bond in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.

A 40-year-old Scottsburg man is being held in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail without bond following his arrest on multiple charges stemming from the recent rash of break-ins at stores, residential homes and other businesses in the Scottsburg, Mt. Laurel and Clover communities, according to Halifax County Sheriff Fred S. Clark.

Christopher Anderson of Green Level Road has been charged with possession of stolen goods, obtaining money by false pretenses and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Clark said Friday authorities from the sheriff’s office are sorting through an overwhelming amount of evidence seized after Anderson’s arrest and the execution of a search warrant on Thursday.

Following Anderson’s arrest, a search warrant was executed at his residence on Green Level Road in Scottsburg.

Investigators seized numerous stolen items such as firearms, consumable goods, power tools, hand tools and merchandise as well as suspected narcotics, drug paraphernalia and burglary tools.

Clark said following further investigation, Anderson faces multiple other charges in relation to the recent break-ins.

The sheriff expressed his appreciation to the citizens who provided information that helped lead to the apprehension of Anderson.

He also praised the patrol team for working closely with authorities in the investigative division for the outstanding work and countless hours spent bringing these cases to a close.