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Nathalie Man Sentenced In Abduction

A 28-year-old Nathalie man was sentenced Monday in Halifax County Circuit Court to six years and 12 months in prison for abduction and misdemeanor assault and battery, with all but 12 months suspended.

Jaysen Lee Grove received a six-year prison term for abduction, with all but 12 months suspended in addition to a 12-month suspended term for assault and battery stemming from an incident last Aug. 8, according to court records.

The court ordered the suspended portion of Grove’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for three years and ordered him placed on probation for 24 months.
Grove was convicted of the abduction and assault and battery charges earlier this year in Halifax County Circuit Court following a bench trial.

The court dismissed a charge against the defendant during the trial for attempted aggravated sexual battery of a child.

On Monday, the court ordered Grove to undergo a sex abuse assessment, sex abuse counseling and substance abuse treatment, ordered him to abstain from illegal drugs, maintain employment, and it ordered him to have no contact with his victim or the victim’s family.

Other Court Cases
• John Kenneth Barnett, 26, of Keysville, pleaded guilty Friday to four felony charges, two for conspiring to obtain money by false pretenses and two for obtaining money by false pretenses.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the Commonwealth, 10 additional charges against the defendant were nol prossed, five each for conspiring to obtain money by false pretenses and obtaining money by false pretenses.

The court sentenced Barnett to 10 years in prison each for the two charges for obtaining money by false pretenses and five years each for the two conspiracy charges, with all but two years and six months suspended.

The court ordered the suspended portion of Barnett’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 30 years and ordered him placed on probation for one year following his release, the probation to run concurrently with any probation period in Lunenburg and/or Prince Edward counties resulting from convictions in those jurisdictions.

•  Jerry Lovelace Martin Jr., 55, of South Boston, was convicted Friday of threatening to bomb or burn a dwelling.

Martin is free on bond pending sentencing set for the July court term.

•  Jerry Broad Osborne, 62, of Petersburg, was convicted Friday of a probation violation.

The court revoked Osborne’s previously suspended prison sentence, but it re-suspended any new jail time to that already served.

•  Christopher Darious Tucker, 38, of Halifax, was convicted Friday of two charges, including driving after being declared a habitual offender and a third or subsequent offense of DUI.

The court sentenced Tucker to five years in prison for the DUI conviction, with all but 12 months suspended and authorized work release for the defendant, in addition to ordering a $1,000 fine and revoking his operator’s license indefinitely.

The court sentenced Tucker to one year in jail for the habitual offender conviction, with all suspended to Tucker’s completion of the Diversion Center Program.

•  Ricky Carlton Walker, 31, of South Boston, was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for grand larceny and 12 months in jail for misdemeanor destruction of property.

The court suspended all time conditioned on Walker’s good behavior for 10 years and 12 months, and the court ordered Walker placed on probation for one year.

The court ordered Walker to pay $1,548 restitution within 12 months and ordered him to pay court costs within six months of completion of court-ordered restitution.

•  David Richard Fayer Jr., 29, of Charlotte Court House, was convicted Tuesday of four charges, two for obtaining money by false pretenses from Cycle Systems and two for conspiring to obtain money by false pretenses from Cycle Systems.

The court sentenced Fayer to 10 years in prison each for the two obtaining money by false pretenses charges and five years each for the two conspiracy charges.

The court suspended all but seven years in prison, conditioned on Fayer’s good behavior for 30 years and ordered him placed on probation for one year following his release.

•  Jay Charles Henderson, 31, of South Boston, pleaded not guilty to two charges during a bench trial on Tuesday, including felony eluding police and reckless driving resulting in an accident.

The court found evidence sufficient to convict Henderson of the charges but withheld its finding of guilt and continued the case to a date in the July court term.

•  Donald Washington Johnson, 20, of Danville, was convicted Tuesday of a misdemeanor charge for eluding police.

The court sentenced Johnson to six months in jail, with all time suspended, conditioned on Johnson’s good behavior for 12 months.

•  Jason Frederick Williams, 37, of South Boston, previously granted first offender status for a charge of possessing a Schedule I/II controlled substance, had that charge dismissed Tuesday upon payment of court costs.

The date of the alleged offense was Feb. 16, 2008, and Williams pleaded no contest to the charges on October 21, 2008.

The court found evidence sufficient to convict Williams of the charge, but pursuant to a plea agreement with the Commonwealth the court withheld its finding of guilt, granting the defendant first offender status and continuing the case.