- Last Updated on 02:07 PM 05/13/12
- BY The Gazette-Virginian
A 42-year-old Alton man, Abenes Maurice Yancey, pleaded guilty Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to the unlawful wounding of Dallas Lorenzo Guy after reaching a plea agreement with the commonwealth.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Yancey also pleaded guilty to another felony for possessing a firearm as a non-violent felon and two misdemeanors, one for pointing or brandishing a firearm and the other for reckless handling of a firearm.
The court sentenced Yancey to five years in prison for each of the felonies, with all but two years suspended for the firearm possession charge, and it sentenced the defendant to a pair of 12-month suspended jail terms for the misdemeanors.
The court ordered the suspended portion of Yancey’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 10 years and ordered the defendant placed on probation for three years following his release.
In addition, the court ordered Yancey to have no contact with his victim and pay restitution in an amount to be determined by the probation department.
Other court cases
• Michael Colin Boxley, 19, of South Boston pleaded guilty Thursday to a pair of charges of grand larceny and two for breaking and entering.
Boxley pleaded guilty to breaking and entering the dwelling of Shelby Green and grand larceny from Green, and he also pleaded guilty to breaking and entering the dwelling of Denise Chappell and grand larceny from Chappell.
The court found evidence sufficient to convict Boxley of the charges but withheld its finding of guilt and continued the case to a date in the July court term.
• Damion Rashon Davis, 22, of Long Island was convicted Thursday of petty larceny from Joe Layne.
The court sentenced Davis to 12 months in jail, with all but six months suspended, and it ordered him to stay away from his victim.
• Kenny Ray Davis, 42, of South Boston pleaded no contest Thursday to a misdemeanor charge for obtaining money under false pretenses from Sun Trust Bank.
The commonwealth moved to nol pros another charge against Davis during the trial, one for misdemeanor contempt of court.
The court sentenced Davis to a 12-month suspended jail term for the misdemeanor conviction, conditioned on his good behavior for 12 months, it ordered him to perform 50 hours of community service through Halifax-Pittsylvania Court Services, and it ordered him to pay $1,200 restitution to Sun Trust Bank within 18 months.
• Maurice Anthony Faucette, 29, of Clover pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of breaking and entering, two counts of grand larceny and one count of possession of cocaine.
Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, the court sentenced Faucette to a pair of 20-year prison terms for the breaking and entering convictions, with all suspended but two years and six months in prison.
The court sentenced Faucette to a pair of 20-year suspended prison terms for the grand larceny convictions, and it sentenced the defendant to a 10-year suspended term for possession of cocaine.
The court ordered the suspended portion of Faucette’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 90 years and ordered him placed on probation for two years following his release.
The court additionally ordered Faucette to pay $350 restitution to Otis Richardson and to have no contact with Richardson.
Faucette also pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge for a probation violation, with the court revoking the defendant’s previously suspended prison sentence but ordering no new jail time for that offense.
• Mark Benton Hughes, 29, of South Boston was convicted Thursday of six charges, including conspiring to commit burglary, conspiring to commit grand larceny, burglary of the dwelling of Tammy Daniel, grand larceny from Daniel, misdemeanor destruction of personal property and prescription fraud.
The court sentenced Hughes to 20 years in prison for each of the four grand larceny and burglary-related charges, with all time suspended except two months in jail, and it sentenced Hughes to 12-month and one-year suspended sentences for destruction of personal property and prescription fraud.
The court ordered the suspended portion of Hughes’ sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 20 years and placed him on probation for two years following his release.
The court ordered Hughes to pay $500 restitution to his victim and have no contact with his victim.
• Sherman Alfred Jones, 43, of Randolph, was convicted Thursday of a misdemeanor for operating a motor vehicle after having been declared a habitual offender.
The court sentenced Jones to 12 months in jail, with all time suspended except 20 days, and with weekend jail service authorized.
• Jamale Akeem Waller, 21, of South Boston had the court find evidence sufficient against him Thursday to convict him of a probation violation.
The court withheld its finding of guilt and continued the case to a date in the May 2013 court term, ordering the defendant to pay $25 per month in restitution starting June 1 and performing community service in lieu of court costs.
• Jose Ramon Coronado, 39, of Burlington, N.C. had a charge against him for possession of cocaine dismissed Thursday.