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Man Sentenced For Larceny, Firearms Charges

A 27-year-old Scottsburg man was sentenced Monday to a total of 65 years in prison, with all but nine suspended, for five related charges.

The court sentenced Jarrid Michael Puryear to 20 years each in prison for breaking and entering the dwelling of Robin Anderson and the burglary of Gene’s Orange Market, 10 years each for grand larceny from Michael Anderson and grand larceny from Gene’s Orange Market, and five years for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

The court suspended all but the five-year sentence on the firearms charge and all but two years on the breaking and entering and burglary charges, conditioned on Puryear’s good behavior for 65 years and ordered the defendant placed on probation for three years following his release.

The court ordered Puryear to pay $15,550 restitution to Gene’s Orange Market, $85 restitution to Riverside Pawn Company, and it ordered him to have no contact with his victims.

In another matter, the court convicted Puryear of a probation violation and revoked three years of his previously suspended prison sentence.

Other Court Cases

• Courtney Wendell Davis, 26, of Nathalie, was convicted Tuesday of the arson of property belonging to Henry Boyd and grand larceny from Boyd.

Davis is free on bond pending sentencing which is set for the September court term.

• Wendell Giovanni Estes, 35, of Danville, was convicted Tuesday of two charges, including felony eluding police and a second offense of driving on a suspended/revoked operator’s license.
Estes is free on bond pending sentencing, which is set for the September court term.

• Tobias Antwan Marable, 27, of South Boston, was convicted Tuesday of three charges after entering into a plea agreement with the Commonwealth.

The court convicted Marable of misdemeanor destruction or damage of personal property, the attempted breaking and entering of the dwelling of Sherika Chambers and the unlawful wounding of Chambers.

The court released Marable on bond pending sentencing in the September court term, and the court ordered him to have no contact with his victim.

• Alan Scott Phillips, 44, of South Boston, pleaded guilty Tuesday to possession of cocaine.

The court found evidence sufficient to convict Phillips of the charge but withheld its finding of guilt, granting Phillips first offender status and continuing the case one year.

The court ordered Phillips to perform 100 hours of community service, maintain employment and abstain from illegal drugs and alcohol.  In addition, it authorized a restricted operator’s license for the defendant for six months.

• Kenneth Johnson Harris, 45, of Alton, pleaded guilty Tuesday to three charges for a second or subsequent offense of possessing cocaine with intent to distribute.

Sentencing for Harris was continued to a date in the September court term.

• Ramone Dean Clark, 40, of Halifax, had the court find evidence sufficient Monday to convict him of a probation violation.

The court withheld its finding of guilt and continued the case to a date in the November court term.

• Jeffrey Wallace Comer, 32, of South Boston, was convicted Monday of a probation violation.

The court revoked 45 days of Comer’s previously suspended prison sentence with work release authorized.

• James Gregory Currier, 43, of Norfolk, pleaded guilty Monday to a first offense of DUI in a misdemeanor appeal case.


The Commonwealth moved to nol pros a decision by the lower court that convicted the defendant of refusing a blood/breath test.
The court sentenced Currier to a 12-month suspended jail sentence, conditioned on his good behavior for 12 months, ordered him to perform 50 hours of community service and ordered him to pay a $250 fine.

The court additionally ordered a restricted operator’s license for Currier for 12 months.