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South Boston man pleads guilty to ammunition possession as a felon

A 44-year-old South Boston man, Gregory Lynn Coleman, pleaded guilty Friday in Halifax County Circuit Court to possession of ammunition for a firearm or explosive material as a convicted felon.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, the prosecution moved to nol pros a charge against Coleman for possession of a firearm after having been convicted of a violent felony.

Sentencing for Coleman was continued to the January court term.


Other court cases

Antwan Laquay Davis, 28, of Scottsburg was convicted Monday of a misdemeanor for possession of a Schedule III controlled substance (Hydrocodone).

The court sentenced Davis to a 12-month suspended jail term, conditioned on Davis’ good behavior for 12 months.

 Samuel Heath Fears, 24, of Nathalie pleaded guilty Friday to a misdemeanor charge for driving on a suspended or revoked operators’ license.

The defendant also entered pleas of no contest to cocaine possession and marijuana possession.

The court granted a defense motion during the trial to strike evidence against the defendant for a second offense of DWI, with the court subsequently dismissing that charge.

The court found evidence sufficient to convict Fears of the drug possession charges but withheld its finding of guilt, granting the defendant first offender status and continuing those cases for one year.