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Halifax man sentenced for sexual battery

A 60-year-old Halifax man, Jimmie Ronald Holmes, will spend an effective four years and seven months in prison for aggravated sexual battery, the remainder of the 20-year sentence suspended Tuesday in Halifax County Circuit Court.

The court ordered Holmes receive credit for time served and ordered the suspended portion of Holmes’ sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 20 years, beginning immediately, in addition to ordering him placed on probation for two years upon his release.

The court additionally ordered Holmes to register as a sex offender and ordered him to have no contact with his victim or his victim’s immediate family.

Other court cases

Ebony Tionna Cherel Ogburn, 24, of Clarksville was convicted Wednesday of two misdemeanor charges for obtaining money under false pretenses.

The court sentenced Ogburn to a pair of 12-month suspended jail terms, conditioned on her good behavior for 12 months, and it ordered her not to return to John’s Check Cashing.

Ogburn pleaded no contest to a pair of felony charges for obtaining money under false pretenses during a November trial with the court withholding its finding of guilt and continuing the case.

The court ordered Ogburn to pay $1,007.63 restitution with the stipulation the charges against the defendant would be reduced to misdemeanors if restitution is paid in full.

 Adrian Lewis Waller, 34, of Danville entered an Alford plea Wednesday to a felony for breaking and entering an occupied house belonging to Martha Dillard and a misdemeanor charge for obstruction of justice.

Under terms of an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but realizes prosecution evidence would make a guilty finding at trial almost a certainty.

The court sentenced the defendant to five years in prison, with all but three suspended, for breaking and entering, and it sentenced him to a 12-month suspended jail term for obstruction of justice, conditioned on his good behavior for three years, and it ordered him placed on probation for one year.

The commonwealth moved to nol pros a charge against the defendant for misdemeanor stalking as part of the Alford plea agreement.

 Timothy Thor Austin, 24, of South Boston pleaded no contest Tuesday to a violation of his good behavior provisions as ordered by the court.

The court revoked one year and six months of Austin’s previously suspended prison sentence, with credit for time served, and it extended his probation for two years upon his release.

 Melissa Inez Ayers, 44, of Scottsburg was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison, with all but eight months suspended, for distribution of a Schedule III controlled substance.

The court also sentenced Ayers to 12 months in jail, with all but 30 days suspended, and a suspended operator’s license for 90 days for a third or more offense within 10 years of driving on a revoked license.

The court sentenced Ayers to 12 months in jail, with all but 10 days suspended and a suspended operator’s license for 12 months for a first offense of DWI; to 12-month suspended jail terms for two charges for possession of a Schedule III controlled substance; to a six-month suspended jail term for possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance; and to suspended $50 fines for a pair of charges for possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance.

The court ordered Ayers receive credit for time served, ordered the suspended portion of the defendant’s sentence be conditioned on her good behavior for five years and ordered her placed on probation for one year.

In addition, the court suspended Ayers’ operator’s license six months for each of the six drug charges, ordered her to abstain from illegal drugs and alcohol and ordered her to undergo random drug tests and substance abuse counseling and treatment.

The court ordered Ayers to pay $60 restitution to Virginia State Police BCI Fund and complete VASAP.

 Donald Ray Boxley, 42, of South Boston was convicted Tuesday of misdemeanors for driving on a revoked license, obstruction of justice and identity theft.

The court sentenced Boxley to 12 months in jail for each of the three offenses, with all but six months suspended for obstruction of justice; all but 30 days suspended for driving on a revoked license; and all but 30 days suspended for identity theft.

The court ordered Boxley receive credit for time served and ordered the suspended portion of his sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 12 months.

The court ordered Boxley’s operator’s license be suspended for 90 days and authorized weekend jail service or work release.

 John Henry Brandon, 40, of South Boston was convicted Tuesday of non-compliance with VASAP.

The court ordered the defendant to complete the Intermediate Program with VASAP.

 Michael Vincent Brumfield, 41, of South Boston was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison, with all but 10 months suspended and with work release ordered for breaking and entering Halifax Christian School.

The court ordered the suspended portion of Brumfield’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 10 years and ordered him placed on probation for two years upon his release.

The court ordered Brumfield to abstain from illegal drugs and alcohol, submit to random drug tests and pay $431 restitution.

The court ordered Brumfield not to go onto the property of Halifax Christian School.

 Mary Snow Cash, 35, of Alton had a charge against her for possession of a Schedule I/II controlled substance dismissed Tuesday in a review case.

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

 Carlos Blake Claiborne, 32, of Buffalo Junction was convicted Tuesday of two misdemeanor charges for obtaining money under false pretenses.

The court sentenced Claiborne to a pair of 12-month suspended jail terms, conditioned on his good behavior for 24 months.

Claiborne pleaded no contest to a pair of felony charges for obtaining money under false pretenses in November.

The court withheld its finding of guilt and continued the case in order to allow the defendant to pay $1,007.63 restitution, stipulating both charges would be reduced to misdemeanors if restitution is paid in full.

 Wayne Sylvester Coleman, 45, of Buffalo Junction pleaded no contest Tuesday to a probation violation.

The court continued the case for a new hearing set for a date later in the current court term.

 Joseph Junior Crawley, 54, of Nathalie was convicted Tuesday of a probation violation.

The court revoked 12 months of Crawley’s previously suspended jail term, authorizing work release if the defendant was eligible, and it ordered the defendant to undergo substance abuse counseling and treatment.

 Tracy Walker Hatcher, 39, of South Boston was convicted Tuesday of two probation violation charges.

The court revoked six months of Hatcher’s previously suspended jail term on one of the violations, with credit for time served.

 Billy Jason Hill, 32, of Coeburn had a charge against him for possession of a Schedule I/II controlled substance dismissed Tuesday in a deferred disposition case.

Hill pleaded no contest last May to possession of cocaine.

The court granted Hill first offender status for the cocaine possession charge, placing the defendant under supervision of Halifax-Pittsylvania Court Services and continuing the case for one year.

 Sherrita Ann Polk, 24, of South Boston was convicted Tuesday of a probation violation.

The court revoked Polk’s previously suspended jail term but ordered no new jail time, extending her probation for one year, ordering her to abstain from illegal drugs and alcohol and ordering her to submit to random drug tests.

 Lamar Douglas Ragland, 23, of South Boston was convicted Tuesday of a probation violation.

The court revoked 15 days of Ragland’s previously suspended jail term, extending his probation for one year, ordering him to abstain from illegal drugs and alcohol, and ordering him to continue with a drug treatment program.

 Glenn Harrison Spell, 47, of Halifax was sentenced Tuesday to a seven-month suspended jail term for possession of a firearm as a non-violent felon.

The court ordered Spell to pay $428 in court costs.

 Stacey Jeanine Howlett Stevens, 37, of Alton was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison, with all but 30 days suspended, for grand larceny from Walmart.

The court ordered the suspended portion of Stevens’ sentence be conditioned on her good behavior for five years, and it ordered her placed on probation for one year.

The court additionally ordered Stevens to pay $37.33 restitution to Walmart.

 Johnny Edward Thompson, 35, of Nathalie was convicted Tuesday of misdemeanors for petty larceny and trespassing in a review case.

The court sentenced Thompson to 12 months in jail for each misdemeanor, with all suspended but six months each, conditioned on Thompson’s good behavior for 24 months.

Thompson pleaded not guilty to both charges during a bench trial last February, with the court taking the charges under advisement.

 Robert Edward Zimmerman, 46, of Roxboro, North Carolina, was convicted Tuesday of a probation violation.

The court revoked 12 months of Zimmerman’s previously suspended jail term, with credit for time served.

 Lucas Markee Witcher, 20, of Brookneal pleaded guilty Tuesday to petty larceny and breaking and entering with intent to commit larceny.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, a charge against the defendant for destruction of personal property was nol prossed.

The court sentenced Witcher to a 10-year suspended prison term for the breaking and entering charge, conditioned on his good behavior for 10 years, it ordered him placed on probation for one year, and it ordered him to pay $115 restitution to Frank Easley and $75 restitution to Sherman LaPrade.

The court deferred its finding of guilt for the petty larceny charge for one year, ordering the defendant to complete 24 hours of community service under supervision of Halifax-Pittsylvania Court Services, complete a shoplifter program for first offenders and be of good behavior for 12 months.

The court stipulated that after 12 months if the defendant had successfully completed court-ordered conditions, the charge for petty larceny would be dismissed under the first offender program. 

If unsuccessful, the defendant would be convicted of petty larceny and sentenced accordingly, according to the plea agreement.