Brian Lewis Whitehead

Obstruction of justice charge filed.

LAWRENCEVILLE – Brian Lewis Whitehead, 30, from Lawrenceville is charged with assault and battery of a family member on Aug. 26, 2021 at a residence on Bright Leaf Road.

Captain Brad Evans with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office said the victim said Whitehead held her down and choked her. Deputy D. W. Medlin responded and upon arrival all parties were separated. The victim had physical signs of injury. The victim stated she could not breathe and that Whitehead told her to die before getting off of her. All parties had been drinking. Whitehead was very intoxicated and admitted to holding the victim to the ground by her arms because he didn’t want her to beat him. Medlin determined that Whitehead was the primary aggressor and the victim provided a statement. A warrant and a protective order were issued. Whitehead was held on a $1,000 secure bond. A domestic violence form and victim witness cards were given out.

Pierre E. Ebid, 24, from East Brunswick, New Jersey is charged with obstructing justice on Aug. 27, 2021.

Evans said Sergeant R. N. Puryear was operating stationary radar on Governor Harrison Parkway at the cross over just west of Brodnax Lumber Company facing east clocking westbound traffic. He saw a 2020 Toyota 4-door Corolla hatchback traveling at a high rate of speed, verified to be 68 mph in a 55 mph zone. Puryear initiated a traffic stop just west of Jones Circle Road and the vehicle came to a stop in the right lane of travel. The driver exited the vehicle still in the travel lane and said he needed to stretch his legs. After several times of telling him that he needed to move the vehicle out of the roadway, the operator finally moved the vehicle to the shoulder. Then the operator jumped out of the vehicle and refused to get back into the vehicle. After several commands to get back in the vehicle, the driver closed the door and started to walk toward the front of the vehicle. Puryear tried to detain the individual but he actively resisted by pulling away and keeping his hands toward his front waistline. Captain Evans was on Governor Harrison Parkway near the Meherrin River and Puryear radioed him for assistance. Puryear advised the subject that he was going to use his Taser on him if he did not stop resisting but this did not compel him to comply. Puryear then disengaged from the subject, drew his Taser and ordered him to the ground. The subject then went to the driver’s door area and got on his knees and was still reaching toward his front waistband area. Puryear tried to get the subject to come back around the front of his vehicle to get out of the right lane of Highway 58 so he would not get hit by traffic but he did not comply. After more discussion the subject opened his door and sat down.

Puryear asked for his driver’s license several times and he finally got his wallet out but never gave Puryear his identification card. Puryear asked why he was speeding and the subject started punching the steering wheel and screaming that he was not speeding. At this point Puryear and Evans removed the subject from the car, brought him to the rear of his vehicle, placed him on the ground and handcuffed him from behind and advised him that he was under arrest for obstruction of justice. A search of his person was completed for safety. A limited driver’s license from New Jersey was found. Evans called for Ricky’s Exxon to come tow the vehicle. The key to the vehicle was located. Puryear and Evans removed Evans’ handcuffs and placed Puryear’s handcuffs on the subject. They made sure that the subject understood he was under arrest. He was transported to the Meherrin River Regional Jail and a warrant was issued for obstruction of justice with threats/force. He was held on a $5,000 secure bond. He was also charged with improper stopping in the highway.

In other matters, Embery Cornelious Jarvis, 25, from Bracey, Virginia is charged with grand larceny: auto theft on Aug. 27, 2021. Deputy K. Gee is investigating the case.

Evans said the victim called about her vehicle being stolen. She stated that she parked the vehicle on Aug. 26, 2021 around 9:30 p.m. When she awoke the next morning around 7:30 a.m. and went outside she saw that her truck was gone. The vehicle is a black 1994 Ford.

Evans made a traffic stop on Aug. 27, 2021 around 5:30 a.m. on a black 1994 Ford. The vehicle had not been reported as stolen and the owner didn’t know it was gone at the time of the traffic stop. Evans issued a summons for speeding to the driver, Jarvis. The victim had text messages from Jarvis showing that he admits to stealing the truck.

A warrant for grand larceny was issued. The vehicle has been recovered on Keelers Mill Road in Dinwiddie County by the Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office. On Aug. 27, 2021 around 2 p.m. the Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office advised that they had Jarvis in custody.