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Man Gets 42 Years In Sex Crime Case

A 25-year-old South Boston man was sentenced Tuesday in Halifax County Circuit Court to a total of 40 years and 24 months in prison for six sex crimes.
Edenilson Antonio Rodriguez was sentenced to 10 years in prison each for four felonies, each for having carnal knowledge of a minor, and 12 months each for two misdemeanors, each for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The court suspended all but three years and six months in prison for one of the carnal knowledge convictions, conditioned on the defendant’s good behavior for 40 years, and ordered him placed on probation for two years.

The court additionally ordered Rodriguez to maintain employment, have no contact with his victim and to register as a sex offender.

Other Court Cases
• Chrison Martel Polk, 39, of Java, was convicted last Friday of four felony charges, including the malicious wounding of Lewis Patrick Jr., maliciously shooting at an occupied vehicle, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and destruction of property with a value greater than $1,000.
The court dismissed an additional charge against Polk during the trial, one for reckless handling of a firearm (misdemeanor).

Sentencing for Polk was continued to a date later in the current court term.

• Michael Jerome Breedlove, 49, of Nathalie, pleaded guilty last Friday to one count of failing to register as a sex offender.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the Commonwealth, another charge against the defendant was nol prossed during the hearing.

The court sentenced Breedlove to five years in prison for failing to register as a sex offender, with all suspended but six months, conditioned on his good behavior for five years.

The court also ordered the defendant to be placed on probation for one year.

• Pierre Lamar Brandon, 20, of South Boston, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two charges, including grand larceny from James and Shamoni Faulkner and breaking and entering the dwelling of Jerry Faulkner.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the Commonwealth, the court found evidence sufficient to convict Brandon of the charges, but it continued the case for 12 months, stipulating that the breaking and entering charge be reduced to misdemeanor trespassing and the grand larceny charge be nol prossed based upon several conditions, including payment of no more than $936.35 restitution.

• Regina Renee Faulkner, 25, of South Boston, withdrew her plea of guilty and pleaded no contest Tuesday to possession of cocaine.

The court found evidence sufficient to convict Faulkner of the drug possession charge, but pursuant to a plea agreement with the Commonwealth, the court granted Faulkner first offender status, continuing the case 12 months.

The court ordered Faulkner to abstain from illegal drugs, submit to random drug tests, enter a drug treatment program, perform 100 hours of community service and pay $60 restitution to the South Boston Police Department.

• Clarence Hall Jr., 43, of Sutherlin, was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison, with all but two years, six months suspended for the unauthorized use of a vehicle belonging to Jacqueline Hammon and 12 months in jail, with all suspended for the misdemeanor assault and battery of Hammon.

The court ordered the suspended portion of Hall’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for five years and ordered him placed on probation for two years.

•  Sean C. Hill, 40, of South Boston, withdrew his appeal Tuesday of a lower court ruling that convicted him of a third offense of driving on a suspended operator’s license.

Hill accepted the judgment of the lower court, which sentenced him to 90 days in jail, with all but 10 suspended, and to a $250 fine, in addition to suspending his operator’s license for 90 days.

• Raymond Michael Kahler II, 19, of Nathalie, was convicted Tuesday of the felony assault and battery of Deputy Tyler Clarke and two misdemeanors, including public intoxication and trespassing.

Sentencing for Kahler was continued to a later court date.

•  Anthony Jerome Lamberth, 38, of Amherst, was convicted Tuesday of a probation violation.

The court revoked 12 months of Lamberth’s previously suspended prison sentence.

•  Leon Watkins Owen Jr., 68, of Willingboro, N.J., was convicted Tuesday of a third or subsequent offense of DUI and driving after forfeiture of his operator’s license.

Sentencing for Owen was continued to a date later in the current court term.

• Alexander Howard Payne, 20, of Nathalie, pleaded guilty Tuesday to petty larceny from Gracie Clark and misdemeanor trespassing.

The court sentenced Payne to 12 months in jail for each charge, with all suspended conditioned on Payne’s good behavior for 24 months.

The court ordered Payne to pay $54 restitution to Clark and not to go onto her property.

• Krystal Lenora Pumphrey, 24, of South Boston, was convicted Tuesday of a show cause charge for failing to appear before the Multi-Jurisdictional Grand Jury.

The court ordered Pumphrey to pay a $25 fine.

• Tiesha Lynette Ragsdale, 32, of Brookneal, was convicted Tuesday of a third or subsequent offense of shoplifting (felony) from Fas-Mart and attempting to obtain money under false pretenses from Fas-Mart (misdemeanor).

The court sentenced Ragsdale to five years in prison, with all suspended to time served for the felony and 12 months in jail, with all time suspended for the misdemeanor.

The court ordered the suspended portion of Ragsdale’s sentence be conditioned on her good behavior for five years, ordered her placed on probation for one year and ordered her to pay $30 restitution to Fas-Mart.

• Mandy Leigh Hall Shelton, 26, of Scottsburg, pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of felony embezzlement/grand larceny from Huddle House and one count of misdemeanor embezzlement/grand larceny from Huddle House.

Pursuant to a plea agreement, the Commonwealth agreed not to argue for an active sentence of more than one year and agreed to a restitution amount of $2,350.

Shelton is free on bond pending sentencing set for a date later in the current court term.

• Brian David Stephens, 35, of Victoria, was convicted Tuesday of breaking and entering the dwelling of Jim Guthrie.

The Commonwealth moved to nol pros a capias charge against Stephens during the trial, one for violation of the conditions of the defendant’s pre-trial supervision.

The court sentenced Stephens to a five-year suspended sentence for the breaking and entering charge, conditioned on his good behavior for five years, ordered him placed on probation for one year, and ordered him to have no contact with Jim Guthrie.

In a separate case, Stephens pleaded no contest Tuesday to a show cause charge for a probation violation.

The Commonwealth moved to nol pros an additional show cause charge against Stephens during that hearing for failing to appear in court.

The court revoked Stephens’ previously suspended prison sentence for the probation violation, but re-suspended any new time to that already served.

• Darrell Wade Tickle, 34, of Danville, was convicted Tuesday of a probation violation.

The court revoked 60 days of Tickle’s previously suspended prison sentence, with work release authorized, and the court ordered Tickle placed on probation for one year.

• Quinn Theadon Tucker, 23, of Halifax, was convicted Tuesday of three misdemeanors, including a second offense of DUI within five years, eluding police and driving on a revoked operator’s license.

The Commonwealth moved to nol pros two misdemeanor charges against Tucker during the trial for possession of less than 1.2 ounces of marijuana and refusal of a blood/breath test.

The court sentenced Tucker to 12 months each in jail for each of the misdemeanors, with all but 60 days suspended for the DUI and eluding charges and 30 days for the revoked license charge.

The court ordered Tucker to pay a $500 fine for the DUI offense, suspended his operator’s license for three years, and ordered him to complete VASAP.
In another matter, the court convicted Tucker of a show cause charge for a probation violation, revoking two years of his previously suspended prison sentence.

•  William Thomas White, 66, of Halifax had a show cause charge against him for a probation violation nol prossed Tuesday upon a motion by the Commonwealth.