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Roanoke man pleads to drug distribution charges

A 23-year-old Roanoke man, Spencer Lee Coleman, pleaded guilty Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to a pair of drug distribution charges, both for distribution of a Schedule I/II controlled substance.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, a charge against Coleman for conspiring to distribute a Schedule I/II controlled substance was nol prossed.

he plea agreement calls for the court to sentence the defendant to 10 years in prison for each of the charges, with all time suspended but one year and six months, conditioned on Coleman’s good behavior for 20 years.

The court ordered Coleman be placed on probation for one year following his release and ordered him to pay $100 restitution to the Virginia State Police BCI Criminal Fund.

The plea agreement also stipulated Coleman receive credit for time served (76 days) for the same offenses from Feb. 7, 2010 to April 22, 2010.

Those same offenses were charged under an earlier set of indictments, which were previously nol prossed, according to court records.

Also pursuant to the plea agreement, the court revoked Coleman’s previously suspended prison sentence for a probation violation, but it ordered no new jail time for the defendant.

 

Other court cases

 Corey Thomas Angel, 18, of Nathalie, pleaded guilty Thursday to petty larceny from Barry Keith Hughes and breaking and entering the dwelling of Hughes.

The commonwealth moved to nol pros another charge against Angel during the trial, one for a violation of his pre-trial conditions of supervision.

The court sentenced Angel to a 12-month suspended jail term for petty larceny and a 20-year prison term for breaking and entering, with all time for that charge suspended to time already served.

The court ordered the suspended portions of Angel’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 20 years and ordered him placed on probation for two years, in addition to ordering him to pay $199 restitution within 90 days.

In addition, the court ordered the defendant to have no contact with Barry Keith Hughes and Corey Smith.

 Quentin Sherrod Clark, 33, of South Boston pleaded guilty Thursday to two charges for the distribution of cocaine.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, the court sentenced Clark to 10 years in prison for each of the distribution charges, with all suspended but two years.

At the same hearing, the court sentenced Clark to a five-year suspended prison term for possession of cocaine and a 30-day suspended jail term for possession of marijuana.

The court ordered the suspended portions of Clark’s sentence be conditioned on the defendant’s good behavior for 20 years, and it ordered Clark be placed on probation for one year following his release.

In addition, the court ordered Clark to pay $100 restitution to the Virginia State Police within his probation time, in addition to suspending his operator’s license for 24 months.

 Cory Tremaine Lewis, 25, of Nathalie pleaded no contest Thursday to possession of a Schedule II controlled substance.

The commonwealth moved to nol pros another charge against Lewis during the hearing, one for public intoxication or public swearing.

The court found evidence sufficient to convict Lewis of the drug charge but granted him first offender status, withholding its finding of guilt and continuing the case one year.

The court placed Lewis under supervision of Halifax-Pittsylvania Court Services, ordered him to perform 100 hours of community service and ordered him to abstain from illegal drugs and submit to random drug tests.

 Felicia Faye Throckmorton, 49, of Scottsburg had a charge against her for a probation violation nol prossed Thursday upon a motion by the commonwealth.

 Lucas Wayne Wazeka, 23, of Scottsburg was convicted Thursday of misdemeanor assault and battery, in a misdemeanor appeal case.

The court sentenced Wazeka to 12 months in jail, with all but 45 days suspended, ordered him to pay a $500 fine, with $250 suspended and ordered him to have no contact with his victim.

 Kenneth Dale Wilborne Jr., 33, of South Boston pleaded no contest Thursday to a VASAP violation.

The court dismissed two other charges against Wilborne during the hearing, one for contempt of court and the other for misdemeanor non-compliance with court-ordered VASAP.

The court revoked six months of Wilborne’s previously suspended prison sentence, with work release ordered, and it ordered the defendant restated in VASAP seven days after his release.

The court stipulated if Wilborne failed to complete VASAP it would order him to serve his entire sentence.