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Roxboro man pleads guilty to utility tampering

A 27-year-old Roxboro man must pay $938.84 restitution after pleading guilty Monday in Halifax County Circuit Court to charges in connection with obtaining utility services with the intent to avoid payment.

Ricky Brandon Bowen pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge for obtaining utility services from Mecklenburg Electric without intending to pay for them.

The defendant also pleaded guilty to tampering with a meter.

The court sentenced Bowen to a pair of 12-month suspended jail terms for the offenses, conditioned on the defendant’s good behavior for two years and his paying $938.84 in restitution.

Other court cases

Katie Jo Bowes, 20, of Alton pleaded guilty Monday to grand larceny from Walmart.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, the court found evidence sufficient to convict Bowes but withheld its finding of guilt and took the case under advisement for six months.

The court placed the defendant under supervision of Halifax-Pittsylvania Court Services, ordered the defendant to pay $37.33 restitution to Walmart jointly and severally with a co-defendant in the case, ordered her to perform 50 hours of community service and ordered her to be of good behavior for six months.

 Jason Aaron Crews, 29, of Nathalie had a charge against him for a probation violation nol prossed Monday, upon a motion by the commonwealth.

 Jonathan Kent Guy, 37, of Halifax was sentenced Monday to an effective four years in prison for a second offense of cocaine distribution.

The court sentenced Guy to a total of eight years in jail for the drug charge, with all but four years suspended (three years mandatory minimum), conditioned on Guy’s good behavior for 10 years, and it ordered him placed on probation for two years.

The court ordered the defendant to pay $100 restitution to Virginia State Police BCI fund and suspended his operator’s license for six months.

 Tyrell Trevon Harris, 19, of Vernon Hill will spend an effective 60 days in jail after pleading guilty Monday to three misdemeanors, including destruction of personal property belonging to Daniel Peters, petty larceny and trespassing.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, the court sentenced Harris to 12 months in jail for each charge but suspended all but 20 days on each charge.

The court ordered the suspended portion of Harris’ sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 12 months, ordered him placed on probation for 12 months, and ordered him to perform a total of 75 hours of community service through Halifax-Pittsylvania Court Services.

The court additionally ordered the defendant to pay $750 restitution within six months of his release.

 Robert Henry Perkins Jr., 33, of South Boston had two charges against him for distribution of marijuana nol prossed Monday upon a motion by the commonwealth.

 Stacey Jeanine Howlett Stevens, 37, of Alton was convicted Monday of grand larceny from Walmart.

Sentencing for Stevens was continued to a date in the May court term.

 Jessie James West, 32, of Nathalie had a charge against him for possession of ammunition or explosive material as a convicted felon dismissed Monday after a bench trial. 

West had pleaded not guilty to the charge.