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South Boston man pleads guilty to grand larceny

A 27-year-old South Boston man, Jason Lance Jones, pleaded guilty last Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to grand larceny from Walmart.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, the court sentenced Jones to 10 years in prison, with all time suspended conditioned on his good behavior for 10 years and ordered him placed on probation for one year upon release from incarceration on a case pending in another jurisdiction.

The commonwealth agreed to nol pros another charge against Jones as part of the plea agreement, one for trespassing on Walmart property.

The agreement also calls for Jones to pay $1,694 restitution and forbids him from returning to the South Boston Walmart store.
In another matter, the court convicted Jones of a probation violation,

revoking his previously suspended prison sentence but ordering no new jail time.

Other Court Cases
• Theresa Joann Roberts, 22, of Scottsburg pleaded guilty last Thursday to grand larceny from Walmart.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, the court sentenced Roberts to five years in prison, with all suspended to time served, conditioned on her good behavior for five years.

The agreement calls for Roberts to pay $267 restitution, both jointly and severally with 30-year-old Christopher Allen Stanley, a co-defendant in the case, and not to return to the South Boston Walmart.

• Thomas Othel Thompson Jr., 40, of Axton was convicted Thursday of a probation violation.

The court ordered the defendant to complete a 28-day drug and alcohol-counseling program, and it ordered him placed on probation for two years.

The court ordered Thompson serve a one-year jail service if he violated any provisions of his probation.

•  Brenda Gayle Adams, 58, of South Boston was convicted Thursday of embezzlement from Sammie S. Adams.

Sentencing for Adams was set for a date later in the current court term.

• Rachel Ellington Wilson, 37, of Chatham pleaded no contest Thursday to arson of an occupied building.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, the court found evidence sufficient to convict Wilson of the charge but withheld its finding of guilt pending the preparation of a presentence report.

The plea agreement also calls for the commonwealth to agree not to seek an active period of incarceration in connection with the charge.