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Woman Pleads Guilty To Child Endangerment

A 34-year-old South Boston woman, Pamela Faulkner Brown, pleaded guilty Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to four felony counts of child endangerment, in addition to eight drug-related offenses.

In addition to four counts of child endangerment, Brown pleaded guilty to two counts each for possession with intent to distribute a Schedule III controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute a Schedule IV controlled substance, conspiring to distribute a Schedule III controlled substance and conspiring to distribute a Schedule IV controlled substance.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the Commonwealth, the court suspended all but six months in jail for child endangerment, conditioned on Brown’s good behavior for 60 years and ordered her placed on probation for two years following her release.

The court ordered Brown to pay $12.82 restitution to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Department and $190 restitution to the Virginia State Police BCI Criminal Fund, both jointly and severally with a co-defendant in the case.

The court additionally suspended Brown’s operator’s license for six months per charge.

Other Court Cases
• James Shawn Sarver, 35, of Danville, pleaded guilty Thursday to grand larceny from William and Jo Ann Huss and breaking and entering.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the Commonwealth, the court sentenced Sarver to eight years in prison for each offense, with all time to run concurrent with sentencing imposed by the Pittsylvania County Circuit Court and Danville City Circuit Court.

The court additionally ordered Sarver to pay $1,050 restitution.

• Wesbert Andre, 44, of South Boston, was sentenced Thursday to a $500 fine, with $100 suspended, for a first offense of DUI, in a misdemeanor appeal case.

• Gary Lamont Carrington, 34, of South Boston, was convicted Thursday of a probation violation.

Sentencing for Carrington was continued three months to a date in the January court term.

• Rico Antjuan Cunningham, 36, of Richmond, was convicted Thursday of speeding 64/45 MPH zone, in a misdemeanor appeal case.

The court ordered Cunningham to pay the same fines as ordered in the lower court decision.

• Larry Darnell Gorham Jr., 26, of South Boston, was convicted Thursday of a probation violation.

The court revoked two years of Gorham’s previously suspended prison sentence.

• Clarence Hall Jr., 42, of Sutherlin, was convicted Thursday of misdemeanor assault and battery and felony unauthorized use of a vehicle.

Sentencing for Hall was continued to a later court date.

• Solomon Louis Jones, 31, of South Boston, was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

The court ordered Jones placed on probation for one year following his release.

• David Joseph Massey, 35, of Stoneville, N.C., had a charge against him for fishing without a license dismissed Thursday, in a misdemeanor appeal case.

• Michael Thomas Newton, 38, of South Boston, was convicted Thursday of a probation violation.

The court ordered Newton to enter and complete the Salvation Army offender aid and restoration program in Richmond.

• Tammy Denise Pace, 36, of Ringgold, was convicted Thursday of speeding 64/55 MPH zone, in a misdemeanor appeal case.

The court ordered Pace pay the same fine as ordered in the lower court decision.

• William Patrick Wyman, 24, of Halifax, pleaded no contest Thursday to reckless driving (80/60 MPH zone) and driving on a suspended operator’s license, in a misdemeanor appeal case.

The court sentenced Wyman to 12 months in jail for driving on a suspended operator’s license and three months for reckless driving/speeding, with all time suspended.

The court ordered Wyman to pay the same fine as ordered in the lower court decision.