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Halifax man arrested day after release from jail

Posted July 17, 2011 11:36 a.m. EDT
Updated July 18, 2011 9:16 a.m. EDT

— 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.