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Court Gives Man 5 Years

A 26-year-old South Boston man was sentenced Monday in Halifax County Circuit Court to 105 years in prison, with all but five years and 12 months suspended, for seven drug-related offenses and three for participating in gang activity. Dushun Trovoe Duncan received 15 years in prison each for three charges of a second or subsequent offense of being a principal in the second degree for possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Duncan also received 15 years in prison for a second or subsequent offense of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 10 years in prison each for three charges of a second or subsequent offense of conspiring to distribute cocaine, and five years each for three charges of participating in gang activity.

The court suspended all but five years in prison, based on two of the drug-related charges, and 12 months, based on two of the gang activity charges, and also revoked one year of Duncan’s previously suspended prison sentence for a probation violation.

The court ordered the suspended portion of Duncan’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 120 years and ordered him placed on probation for one year following his release.

The court additionally ordered Duncan to pay $610 restitution to the Virginia State Police BCI fund, $24.89 restitution to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, and $4,876 in court costs.

Other Court Cases
• Eddie Francis Dunkley, 31, of South Boston was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for one charge of possessing with intent to distribute cocaine, and 10 years each in prison for four charges of a second or subsequent offense of possessing with intent to distribute cocaine.

Dunkley also was sentenced to five years each in prison for four charges of participating in gang activity.

The court suspended all but four years on one of the drug convictions and six months each on three of the gang activity convictions, conditioned on Dunkley’s good behavior for 65 years.

The court ordered Dunkley placed on probation for three years, ordered him to pay $785 restitution to the Virginia State Police BCI Fund and $25.64 restitution to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, and the court also ordered him to pay $5,067 in court costs.

• Henry David Coleman, 47, of Halifax had two show cause charges against him dismissed Monday, each for his failure to successfully complete the VASAP program.

• Valerie Denise Hamlett, 41, of South Boston previously granted first offender status for a cocaine possession charge, had that status revoked Monday.

The court subsequently convicted Hamlett of the drug possession charge and sentenced her to five years in prison, with all time suspended to that already served.

In a separate matter, the court convicted Hamlett of possessing a Schedule I/II controlled substance, sentencing her to a five-year suspended prison term, conditioned on her good behavior for five years, and suspending her operator’s license for six months.

• Jason Corde McDaniel, 20, of Ruffin, N.C. had a charge against him for speeding 67/55 MPH zone dismissed Monday upon completion of a driver improvement program, in a misdemeanor appeal case.

• Lisa McGregor Overby, 38, of Roxboro, N.C. had a charge against her for possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance (Cyclobenzaprine) nol prossed Monday upon a motion by the commonwealth, following a disposition hearing.

• Edenilson Antonio Rodriguez, 25, of South Boston was convicted Monday of four felony charges for having carnal knowledge of a minor, and two misdemeanor charges for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The court ordered Rodriguez to have no contact with his victim and continued sentencing to the March court term.

• James Stillwell Vaughan Jr., 49, of South Boston had a show cause charge against him for a probation violation dismissed Monday.

• Joyce Michelle Wilborn, 30, of Clover was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for each of five charges of money laundering from Walmart.

The court also sentenced Wilborn to 10 years in prison for each of two drug charges, including possession with intent to distribute Methodone and possession with intent to distribute Hydromorphone.

The court suspended all but two years and two months, based on one of the money laundering convictions, conditioned on Wilborn’s good behavior for 70 years.

The court also ordered the defendant placed on probation for two years and to undergo drug treatment.