Shanta Tamika Tisdale,

DUI cases investigated.

LAWRENCEVILLE – Shanta Tamika Tisdale, 37, from Lawrenceville, Virginia is charged with strangulation: results in wounding/bodily injury on April 25, 2021. She is also charged with assault and battery of a family member and violation of stalking protective order on the same date.

Captain Brad Evans with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office said Deputy T. Harding responded to the area of Fox Lane for a report of an assault with injuries. The male victim appeared to be out of if and began to break down emotionally. He stated his girlfriend had assaulted and choked him. He stated that she struck him in the face and then she began to choke him with both hands while being on top of him. The victim stated that he lost consciousness. He said she made comments that she was going to kill him. Tisdale was arrested and charged.

Justice Rasheed Newell, 25, from Lawrenceville is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol on May 1, 2021.

Evans said Deputy A. W. Connell stopped a Ford truck on Boydton Plank Road for running a stop sign at Old Stage Road and Boydton Plank Road. Justice was the driver. He had a strong odor of alcohol coming from his person. Newell consented to a preliminary breath test and blew above the legal limit. Connell conducted field sobriety testing that the driver failed. Newell was arrested and the final blood alcohol content was 0.08. He received an unsecured bond and released when sober.

Matthew Edward Perkins, 36, from Dundas, Virginia is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol on May 2, 2021. He was also charged with open container/drinking while operating a motor vehicle.

Evans said Sergeant W. V. Smith saw a truck driving erratically on Route 1 entering Interstate 85 north. The truck then ran past the merge lane and whipped the truck over and crossed the center line. The truck then pulled back to the right and ran off the right line. The truck was not up to full speed. Smith initiated a traffic stop and found Perkins as the driver. His speech was slurred and his eyes were bloodshot and watery. Smith could smell the odor of alcohol. He asked Perkins to step out of his vehicle and he was having a hard time standing and walking. Perkins was given a preliminary breath test and blew .23 BAC. He was arrested and transported to the Meherrin River Regional Jail. The final BAC was 0.19.