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Man sentenced on drug charges, child neglect

A 48-year-old South Boston man was sentenced Monday in Halifax County Circuit Court to a total of 45 years in prison, with all but two years suspended, for four drug related charges and one for child endangerment.

The court sentenced Dwight Dean Roberts to 10 years each in prison for three charges related to possession with intent to distribute powder cocaine and one for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, with all but two years suspended.

The court also sentenced Roberts to a five-year suspended sentence for child endangerment, before ordering the suspended portion of his total sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 45 years.

The court ordered work release for the defendant after 12 months in jail, and it ordered a restricted operator’s license for Roberts for travel to and from work.

Roberts was ordered to pay a total of $549.30 restitution, $520 to the Virginia State Police and $29.30 to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Department.

Roberts pleaded guilty in October to all five charges.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, two other charges against the defendant were nol prossed, including those for possessing explosive material as a felon and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance.

Other court cases

• Jason Thomas Sizemore, 32, of South Boston was convicted Monday of the malicious wounding of Kelly Sue Sizemore.
Sizemore was remanded to custody pending sentencing set for the July court term.

• Antwan Maurice Snead, 25, of Charlotte Courthouse pleaded guilty Monday of a misdemeanor charge for failing to return rental merchandise owned by Rent-a-Center.

The court took the case under advisement for 90 days, and it ordered Snead to pay $299.85 restitution to his victim by Aug. 22.

• Gerren Delquan Walton, 28, of South Boston pleaded guilty Monday to a second offense for driving on a suspended operator’s license.

The court sentenced Walton to a suspended 30-day jail term and a $200 fine, and it suspended his operator’s license for 90 days.

• Quentin Jerrod Clauden, 29, of South Boston was convicted Monday of a probation violation.

The court revoked three months of Clauden’s previously suspended prison sentence.

• Yakemia Latoya Mitchell, 28, of South Boston pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor charge for using identifying information of another person to avoid a summons, arrest or prosecution.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, the court sentenced Mitchell to a 12-month suspended jail sentence, conditioned on the defendant’s good behavior for 12 months, and it ordered her to perform 100 hours of community service through Halifax-Pittsylvania Court Services.

The plea agreement calls for Mitchell’s community service to offset court costs.

• Christopher Stevenson Parker, 37, of Durham, N.C. was convicted Monday of having defective equipment on his vehicle in a misdemeanor appeal case.

The court ordered Parker to pay a $100 fine.

• Samuel David Redd, 55, of Halifax, had a charge against him for a probation violation nol prossed Monday upon a motion by the commonwealth.