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UPDATE: Wanted 51-year-old man arrested, taken into custody in connection to attempted second-degree murder

He was arrested in North Carolina

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SOUTH BOSTON, Va.UPDATE

A wanted man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon in connection to an attempted murder of the second degree, the South Boston Police Department reports.

Police say James Kevin Hobbs, of South Boston, was arrested and taken into custody in Rocky Mount, North Carolina after he was wanted for an incident that happened on Aug. 27 in the Lincoln Drive Westside area of South Boston.

Hobbs is facing the following charges:

  • Attempted murder 2nd degree
  • Use firearm in the commission of a felony
  • Firearm possession by a violent felon
  • Prevent communication to 911
  • Reckless handling of a firearm
  • Assault on family member
  • Petit Larceny

ORIGINAL STORY

The South Boston Police is seeking the public’s help in locating a man wanted on the suspicion of attempted murder and assault on a family member:
The South Boston Police is seeking the public’s help in locating a man wanted on the suspicion of attempted murder and assault on a family member:

The South Boston Police is seeking the public’s help in locating a man wanted on the suspicion of attempted murder and assault on a family member:

Authorities say James Kevin Hobbs, 51, is wanted regarding an incident that happened on Thursday in the Lincoln Drive and Westside area. He is wanted in connection to the following charges:

  • An attempted murder at the second degree
  • Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony
  • Firearm possession by a violent felon
  • Preventing communication to 911
  • Reckless handling of a firearm
  • Assault on a family member
  • Petit larceny

Police warn that he is considered armed and dangerous and say anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately. He is 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds.

Individuals may also call the South Boston Police Department at 434-575-7203, the Halifax County Crime Line at 434-476-8445 or send a message via Facebook Messenger.

Callers may remain anonymous and any information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward.

CORRECTION: The headline of the article previously incorrectly stated that he is wanted for second-degree murder. He is wanted for attempted second-degree murder.


About the Author:

Jazmine Otey joined the 10 News team in February 2021.