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SoBo man sentenced for larceny-related charges

A 56-year-old South Boston man, Charlie Calvin Barksdale, was sentenced Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to 25 years and 24 months in prison, with all but three years suspended for breaking and entering and grand larceny related charges.

The court sentenced Barksdale to five years in prison each for three counts of grand larceny, five years for one count of conspiracy to commit grand larceny and five for one count of breaking and entering, with all time suspended but three years on one of the grand larceny charges.

The court also sentenced Barksdale to a pair of 12-month suspended jail sentences for two counts of misdemeanor destruction of personal property.

The court ordered the suspended portion of Barksdale’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 20 years, and it ordered him placed on probation for two years following his release.

In addition, the court ordered Barksdale to pay a total of $1,450 restitution, beginning 90 days after Barksdale’s release at a rate of $50 per month, according to court records.

In another matter, the court convicted Barksdale of a probation violation on Thursday, revoking his previously suspended prison sentence but ordering no new jail time.

 

Other court cases

 Anthony John Allen, 22, of South Boston was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison each for conspiracy to distribute a Schedule III controlled substance (hydrocodone, acetaminophen) and distribution of a Schedule III controlled substance as a principle in the second degree, with all time suspended.

The defendant also was sentenced to 12 months in jail for two misdemeanors, conspiracy to distribute less than one-half ounce of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana, again with all time suspended.

The court ordered Allen’s suspended sentence be conditioned on his entry and completion of the Victory House Program and conditioned on the defendant’s good behavior for five years, beginning immediately.

The court additionally ordered Allen be placed on probation for two years and suspended his operator’s license for a total of 24 months.

 Melquan Rashaun Carr, 22, of Nathalie had a charge against him for a probation violation nol prossed Thursday upon a motion by the commonwealth.

 Keith Wilson Jones, 30, of South Boston entered an Alford plea Thursday to two charges, possession of a firearm as a convicted felon and misdemeanor brandishing a firearm.

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 agreement calls for the court to sentence Jones to a five-year suspended sentence for the felony and a 12-month suspended term for the misdemeanor, conditioned on Jones’ good behavior for five years, and it ordered him placed on probation for one year.

 Wallace Randy Howerton, 42, of South Boston had charges against him for possession of a firearm as a violent felon, possession of a sawed-off shotgun and distribution of Schedule I/II controlled substance nol prossed Thursday upon a motion by the commonwealth.

 Warren Christian Penzer, 68, of Scottsburg pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge for manufacturing marijuana for others.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, two other charges against Penzer were nol prossed, distribution of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

The agreement calls for the court to sentence Penzer to a five-year suspended prison term, conditioned on his good behavior for five years.

The court ordered Penzer placed on probation for six months, and it ordered a restricted operator’s license for the defendant for six months.

 Calvin William Russell, 48, of South Boston pleaded no contest Thursday to a probation violation.

The court revoked Russell’s previously suspended prison sentence but ordered no new jail time, and it released the defendant on time already served.

 Keisha Lotasha Spencer, 36, of South Boston pleaded guilty Thursday to grand larceny from Walmart.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, the court sentenced Spencer to 20 years in prison, with all time suspended conditioned on Spencer’s good behavior for 20 years.

The court also ordered Spencer placed on probation for one year.