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Danville woman pleads guilty to embezzlement

A 36-year-old Danville woman, Shery Elaine Stanley pleaded guilty last week to three charges of felony embezzlement from Huddle House.

Stanley pleaded guilty to the offenses, which occurred during a period from July 17-19, 2010 according to court records.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, three additional felony embezzlement charges were nol prossed.

The plea agreement calls for the court to sentence Stanley to 10 years in prison for each conviction, with all suspended but time already served on one of the charges.

The court ordered the suspended portion of Stanley’s sentence be conditioned on her good behavior for 30 years and ordered her placed on probation for one year.

The court additionally ordered Stanley to pay $5,250.64 restitution, $3,000 within 90 days plus $100 each month.

Other Court Cases
• Christopher Lee Walker, 37, of South Boston was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison each for three charges, including forging a check, obtaining money under false pretenses and passing a forged check, all to the prejudice of John’s Service Station.

The court suspended all but 90 days in jail, with credit for time served, conditioned on Walker’s good behavior for 15 years, and the court ordered him placed on probation for one year.

The court additionally ordered Walker to pay $3,600 restitution and pay court costs within one year.

•  Joe Lewis Leigh Jr., 47, of South Boston pleaded no contest Thursday to a probation violation.

The court revoked two years of Leigh’s previously suspended prison sentence, and it ordered him placed on probation for one year following his release.

The court dismissed a charge during the hearing against Leigh for contempt of court.

•  Noel (NMN) Moreno, 55, of Chatham, pleaded not guilty Thursday to reckless driving, in a misdemeanor appeal case.

The court found evidence sufficient to convict Moreno of the offense but withheld its finding of guilt and continued the case one year to allow the defendant to complete a safe driving course.

•  Penellia Richmond, 52, of Roxboro, had a charge against her for felony perjury nol prossed Thursday, upon a motion by the commonwealth.

•  Willie Lorenzo Sweeney, 20, of South Boston was sentenced last week to 10 years in prison each for four cocaine distribution charges and one charge for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, and to 12 months in jail for distribution of less than one-half ounce of marijuana.

The court suspended the entire sentence, conditioned on Sweeney’s good behavior for 50 years and his entry into and completion of the Detention and Diversion center programs.

The court suspended Sweeney’s operator’s license six months for each drug charge, ordered him placed on probation for two years and ordered him to pay $25.72 restitution to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Department and $290 restitution to the Virginia State Police.

•  Tameka Clark Vaden, 29, of Nathalie, pleaded guilty last week to a felony charge for perjury and a misdemeanor charge for contempt of court.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, the court sentenced Vaden to a 10-year suspended prison sentence for the perjury charge, conditioned on Vaden’s good behavior for 10 years, and it ordered the defendant placed on probation for one year.

The court ordered Vaden to pay a $25 fine for the contempt of court violation.

•  Lucas Wayne Wazeka, 22, of Scottsburg, was convicted last week of a violation of his probation conditions with Halifax-Pittsylvania Court Services.

The court revoked 30 days of Wazeka’s previously suspended prison sentence with weekend jail service authorized.

The court dismissed another charge against Wazeka during the hearing for misdemeanor assault and battery.

•  Matthew Scott Wilkerson, 30, of Nathalie pleaded guilty last week to a violation of his supervision with Halifax-Pittsylvania Court Services.

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

•  Elliott Vincent Bowers Jr., 23, of Virgilina pleaded no contest last week to one count of breaking and entering, one count of enhanced petty larceny and one count of misdemeanor destruction of personal property.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, the court sentenced Bowers to 10 years in prison for breaking and entering the Jiffy Store in South Boston, one year for enhanced petty larceny and six months for destruction of property, with all time suspended, conditioned on time already served and Bowers’ good behavior for 12 years.

The court ordered Bowers placed on probation for one year, ordered him to pay $650 restitution and ordered him to have no contact with the South Boston Jiffy Store or any Jiffy Store in Halifax County.

•  Pierre Lamar Brandon, 21, of South Boston pleaded guilty last week to misdemeanor trespassing on the property of Jerry Faulkner.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, a charge against Brandon for grand larceny from James Faulkner and Shamoni Faulkner was nol prossed.

The court found evidence sufficient to convict Brandon of grand larceny and breaking and entering during a trial June 21, 2010 but withheld its finding of guilt and continued the case in order for the defendant to perform 50 hours of community service and pay $936.25 restitution.

•  Roy Preston Conner, 47, of Halifax was convicted last week of a probation violation.

The court revoked Conner’s previously suspended prison sentence but ordered no new jail time, and it ordered Conner to pay court costs and restitution at a rate of $50 per month following his release on other charges.

•  Ricky Dean Elliott, 52, of Virgilina was convicted last week of a misdemeanor charge for distribution of a Schedule VI controlled substance.

The court sentenced Elliott to a 12-month suspended jail term, conditioned on his good behavior for six months, and the court ordered a restricted operator’s license for the defendant for six months.

•  Richard Lance Blitz, 50, of Eden, N.C. was convicted Monday of speeding 64/55 MPH zone, in a misdemeanor appeal case.

Blitz had earlier entered a plea of no contest to the charge, and the court continued the case to allow him to perform 50 hours of community service.

•  Valerie Denise Hamlett, 42, of South Boston had the court revoke her previously suspended prison sentence last week for evidence for a probation violation.

The court found evidence sufficient to convict Hamlett of the probation violation at an earlier hearing but withheld its finding of guilt.

The court re-suspended any additional jail time to Hamlett’s entering the Victory Home recovery program, and it additionally ordered Hamlett to abstain from alcohol and illegal drugs.

•  Jeremy Michael Hatcher, 33, of Halifax had a charge against him for possession of a Schedule I/II controlled substance dismissed last week in a disposition hearing.

Hatcher pleaded guilty in 2009 to the drug possession charge.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, the court granted Hatcher first offender status, finding evidence sufficient to convict the defendant of the offense but withholding its finding of guilt and continuing the case.

•  David Shelton Holt, 30, of South Boston pleaded guilty last week to two charges, one for possession of a firearm after being convicted of a violent felony and the other for stealing firearms belonging to Barry Hughes.

The commonwealth moved to nol pros a charge against Holt for receiving a stolen firearm.

The court sentenced Holt to five years in prison for each conviction, with all but five years suspended based on the charge for possession of a firearm after being convicted of a violent felony.

The court ordered the suspended portion of Holt’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for five years.

•  William Jerome Johnson, 55, of Danville pleaded guilty last week to two charges, including a felony for a third offense of DWI within 10 years and a misdemeanor charge for driving on a suspended operator’s license.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, the court sentenced Johnson to five years in prison for the felony and to 12 months in jail and a $100 fine for the misdemeanor, with all but 90 days of jail time suspended, conditioned on Johnson’s good behavior for six years.

The court ordered Johnson placed on probation for one year upon his release, ordered him to perform 100 hours of community service and ordered him to complete VASAP.

•  Lamont Bee Miller, 28, of South Boston was convicted last week of a probation violation.

The court revoked 90 days of Miller’s previously suspended prison sentence, and it extended his probation an additional year.

•  Roger Owen III, 31, of South Boston had two charges against him nol prossed last week upon a motion by the commonwealth.

Charges nol prossed included those for a probation violation and contempt of court.

•  Woodson Brad Rice, 34, of Halifax, was convicted last week of a probation violation.

The court revoked nine months of Rice’s previously suspended prison term.

•  Ernest Keith Slusser, 33, of Madison Heights was convicted last week of a probation violation.

The court revoked nine months of Slusser’s previously suspended prison sentence, and it ordered him placed on probation an additional year following his release.