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Woman Pleads Guilty To Felonies

A 30-year-old Charlotte Courthouse woman, Goldie Lynn Bailey, pleaded guilty Friday in Halifax County Circuit Court to four felonies, two for obtaining money by false pretenses and two for conspiring to obtain money by false pretenses. Pursuant to a plea agreement with the Commonwealth, the court sentenced Bailey to five years in prison each for obtaining money by false pretenses from Cycle Works, and 10 years each for the two conspiracy convictions, with all suspended but three years, six months, based on one of the conspiracy charges.

The court ordered the suspended portion of Bailey’s sentence be conditioned on her good behavior for 30 years and ordered her placed on probation for one year, with the probation period running concurrently with any court-ordered probation in Lunenburg and/or Prince Edward County stemming from convictions in those jurisdictions.

As part of the plea agreement, the Commonwealth agreed not to indict Bailey or pursue 28 additional charges against her, including 14 for conspiracy to obtain money by false pretenses, and 14 for obtaining money by false pretenses.

Other Court Case
• Paul Keith Jacocks, 42, of Halifax, entered an Alford plea Friday to two charges for having carnal knowledge of a minor older than 13 but younger than 15 years of age.

Under terms of an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but realizes prosecution evidence would make a guilty finding at trial almost a certainty.
Sentencing for Jacocks was continued to the May court term.