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2009 ID theft suspect found in jail

Posted January 16, 2011 12:54 p.m. EST

— A Halifax County man finished a jail sentence Saturday, but he's still behind bars, awaiting trial on more charges in a 2009 ID theft.

The case involving Bryon O'Neal Lynch, 29, of Hollister, began on Aug. 14, 2009, when a credit card was stolen from a vehicle in Hollister.

Sgt. Tyree Davis, a detective with the Halifax County Sheriff's Office, said that he determined that Lynch had stolen the card and charged more than $900 on it. Lynch avoided arrest for several months but eventually landed in jail on unrelated charges.

He served seven months for a 2010 conviction for felony breaking-and-entering from Warren County, according to state Department of Correction records.

Upon his release, the sheriff's office charged Lynch with 14 counts each of identity theft and obtaining property by false pretenses.

He was placed in the Halifax County Jail under a $19,000 bond. His first court appearance was set for Jan. 26.

DOC records show that Lynch's criminal record dates to 2001 and includes convictions for larceny of firearms, larceny from a person, affray and communicating threats, among others.