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Clover man sentenced for carnal knowledge

A 26-year-old Clover man, James Henry Foster Jr., was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison, with all but four years and six months suspended, for having carnal knowledge of a 13-14-year-old child.

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

The court additionally ordered Foster to register as a sex offender and have no contact with his victim whatsoever.

Foster also pleaded guilty Monday to a violation of court-ordered good behavior, with the court revoking his previously suspended prison sentence but ordering no new jail time.

 

Other court cases

 Beverly Kay Hill, 59, of South Boston was convicted Tuesday of felony embezzlement from American Legion Post 8 Auxiliary.

The commonwealth moved to nol pros another charge against Hill during the trial, one for conspiring to embezzle from American Legion Post 8.

Sentencing for Hill was continued to the March court term.

 Donna Kay Bomar, 32, of Gladys had her first offender status for possession of cocaine revoked Monday and was subsequently convicted of the drug possession charge, in a review.

Bomar pleaded guilty last September to possession of cocaine.

The court found evidence sufficient but withheld its finding of guilt, granting Bomar first offender status and continuing the case for one year.

The court placed Bomar under supervision of Halifax-Pittsylvania Court Services (HPCS) for one year and ordered her to perform 100 hours of community service.

 Kristine Elizabeth Monette, 20, of Nelson had her first offender status revoked Monday for cocaine possession with the court subsequently convicting her of the charge.

The court additionally convicted Monette of a first offender alcohol violation, with sentencing for both charges continued to the January court term.

Monette pleaded guilty in February 2011 to the drug possession charge.

The court found evidence sufficient to convict Monette of the charge but withheld its finding of guilt, granting the defendant first offender status and continuing the case for one year.

The court placed Monette under supervision of Halifax Pittsylvania Court Services and ordered her to undergo a substance abuse assessment; remain drug and alcohol free; complete drug treatment and education as ordered by probation; perform 100 hours of community service; and make efforts to secure and maintain employment.

• Anita Jane Beadles, 28, of Nathalie was convicted Tuesday of assault, in a misdemeanor appeal case.

The court sentenced Beadles to 12 months in jail, with all but one month suspended, and with weekend jail service authorized for the defendant.

The court ordered Beadles to pay a $100 fine and have no contact with her victim or her victim’s family.

 Robert Wayne Compton, 28, of Crystal Hill entered an Alford plea Tuesday to attempted possession of a firearm as a non-violent felon.

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.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, the court sentenced Compton to five years in prison, with all time suspended to that already served, conditioned on Compton’s good behavior for five years.

The court additionally ordered Compton placed on probation for one year.

 Jennifer Darlene Martin, 28, of South Boston had her first offender status for possession of cocaine revoked Tuesday, with the court subsequently convicting her of the drug possession charge.

The court additionally convicted Martin of two separate first offender alcohol violations.

Sentencing for Martin was continued to the January court term.