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Halifax man arrested day after release from jail

Posted July 17, 2011
Updated July 18, 2011

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— A day after he was released from jail, a Weldon man was caught carrying bags of items stolen during a home break-in, according to the Halifax County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff's deputies were searching for Antwaan Deandre Clanton, 39, to serve him with outstanding warrants in connection with a 2010 break-in.

Clanton had been released from jail Thursday after serving 16 months for fraud and drug convictions, according to state Department of Correction records.

Lt. George Evans said he spotted Clanton carrying two white bags and walking down Country Club Road in Weldon Friday night.

Clanton ran down 12th Street and hid behind a church, and deputies, Weldon police officers and state troopers surrounded the area, Evans said. A Weldon police K-9 tracked down Clanton and found the white bags behind the church.

Investigators spoke to the owner of a credit card found in the bag, whose home had been broken into recently, Evans said. Most of the stolen property was recovered.

Clanton was charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods, injury to real property and resisting a public officer. He was given a $31,000 bond and scheduled to appear in court July 20.

Clanton has more than three dozen convictions dating to 1991 and has spent more than 13 years of the past 20 behind bars, according to state Department of Correction records.

He has numerous break-in and larceny convictions, as well as assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a child, assault on a female and selling drugs, records state.


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  • jellybeanz Jul 18, 2011

    Read the article, they had warrants for him on old charges and when they found him he was commiting a new crime.

  • albertleon7 Jul 18, 2011

    Par for the course.

  • #24WarrensABeast Jul 18, 2011

    "Obama would probably make him the next A.G.......jcd241959
    July 18, 2011 8:43 a.m."

    not sure I get this comment!!! I wonder if you're implying that Obama likes theives or if Obama is friends the person??? I'm confused o_O

  • MikeTysonsPunchOut Jul 18, 2011


    I'm not sure how accurate your comment is, but it was funny as heck. I don't hate Obama or love him, but that was a funny comment.

  • 1911A1 Jul 18, 2011

    Public caning on thursday nights would slow this down, I mean if they get caught doing this over and over and keep going right back to jail . There isn't enough pain involved

  • Rebelyell55 Jul 18, 2011

    I guess I'm a little confuse. Did he commit the crime they had the warrant for right after getting out of Jail? or did they have the warrant, but didn't serve it when he was in jail? Was the stolen goods from a robber before he went to jail or a new robbery?

  • Scubagirl Jul 18, 2011

    another case of the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing. If he had outstanding charges why the heck was he even released in the first place? Don't they check those things out first? Guess that would make too much sense.

  • jcd241959 Jul 18, 2011

    Obama would probably make him the next A.G.