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$7,000 in restitution ordered for two larceny defendants

Two North Carolina men convicted of several charges in connection with numerous residential break-ins and larcenies that occurred throughout southern Halifax County in late summer and early fall 2010 were ordered Monday in Halifax County Circuit Court to pay substantial amounts of restitution to their victims.

Shaquan Henry Goza, 25, of Blanch, N.C., was ordered to pay restitution in the amounts of $1,500 to Nelson Leon, $500 to Mitch Gordon and $450 to Dale Bates jointly and severally with co-defendant Kahlir Jamir Johnson.

Johnson, a 22-year-old Yanceyville, N.C., resident, was ordered to pay restitution in the amounts of $3,000 to Rodderick and Lorraine Brown, $2,000 (less credits) to Cassidy Prevett, $1,500 to Leon, $1,000 to Whitney Harris, $500 to Corey Lindley and Edwin Little, $500 to Gordon and $450 to Bates (less credits) jointly and severally with Goza and a third defendant in the case, 22-year-old Whitney Dawntae Oliver of Blanch, N.C.

Goza pleaded guilty in September to 12 charges including two for conspiring to commit grand larceny; two for conspiring to commit breaking and entering/burglary; two for grand larceny; and two for breaking and entering/burglary.

Goza also pleaded guilty to two additional charges of grand larceny and two additional charges of breaking and entering.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, the court sentenced Goza to 10 years in prison for 11 of the charges, with all time suspended, and it suspended all time but that already served for one of the charges.

The court ordered the suspended portion of the defendant’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 30 years for each of the 12 charges, and it ordered him placed on probation for five years for each of the 12 charges, with all running concurrently.

The commonwealth agreed to nol pros 23 related charges against Goza in exchange for his guilty plea.

Johnson also pleaded guilty Thursday to 12 charges, including four for statutory burglary, four for grand larceny, and two each for conspiracy to commit statutory burglary and conspiracy to commit grand larceny.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, the court sentenced Johnson to 10 years in prison for each of the 12 charges, with all but four years and six months suspended.

The court ordered the suspended portion of the defendant’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 30 years for each of the 12 charges, and it ordered him placed on probation for five years for each of the 12 charges, with all running concurrently.

The commonwealth agreed to nol pros 20 other charges against the defendant in exchange for his guilty plea, including those for possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, attempted burglary and petty larceny.

 

Other court cases

w Darrius Lechon King, 20, of South Boston was sentenced Monday to 12 months in jail for each of three convictions for failing to return rental property.

Under terms of a plea agreement with the commonwealth, the court suspended the entire sentence conditioned on King’s good behavior for 12 months.

The court ordered King to pay $468.85 restitution to Rent-A-Center and $1,340.31 to Colortyme, and to stay away from both businesses.

w Nakeisha Ann DeJarnette, 25, of Long Island, was convicted Monday of a felony charge for child cruelty and neglect.

The court sentenced DeJarnette to a five-year suspended prison term, conditioned on her good behavior for five years, and it ordered her to be placed on probation for one year.

w Brandon Steven Ayers, 23, of Monroe, West Virginia, had charges against him for misdemeanor assault and battery and destruction of personal property dismissed Monday.

The commonwealth moved to nol pros another charge against the defendant during the trial, one for causing malicious bodily injury.

w Mark Anthony Adkins, 43, of South Boston was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison, with all suspended to time already served, for possession of a firearm as a non-violent felon.

The court ordered the suspended portion of Adkins’ sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for five years and ordered him placed on probation for one year.

In another case, the court granted a defense motion to strike evidence against Adkins for three charges during a bench trial, including grand larceny from Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, receiving stolen property and breaking and entering Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

The court subsequently dismissed all three charges.

w Matthew Michael Moore, 24, of Radford was sentenced Tuesday to a five-year suspended prison sentence for grand larceny from Taylor Jones.

The court ordered the suspended sentence be conditioned on Moore’s good behavior for five years and ordered him placed on probation for two years.

The court additionally ordered Moore to pay $100 restitution to his victim within six months of his release.

w Warren Christian Penzer, 65, of Scottsburg was convicted Monday of a probation violation.

The court revoked Penzer’s previously suspended prison sentence but ordered no new jail time, and in addition it extended Penzer’s probation an additional year and ordered him to undergo drug counseling.

w Garl Wesley Wilborn IV, 25, of Halifax had two charges against him for a violation of his conditions of good behavior as ordered by the court dismissed on Monday.

w Matthew Alan Wilborn, 29, of Halifax was convicted Monday of a probation violation.

The court revoked the defendant’s previously suspended prison sentence but ordered no new jail time, and it extended Wilborn’s probation an additional year and ordered him to abstain from illegal drugs and submit to random drug tests. 

w Leandru Javon Toney, 25, of Clover was convicted Monday of a probation violation.

The court revoked Toney’s previously suspended prison sentence, but resuspended any additional time to that already served.

The court also extended Toney’s probation for an additional year.

w Kerry Lawrence Clark, 32, of South Boston was convicted Monday of a probation violation.

The court revoked Clark’s previously suspended prison sentence but resuspended any additional time to that already served.

w James Robert Wilson, 29, of Virgilina was sentenced Tuesday to a 10-year suspended sentence for possession of cocaine.

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

In another matter, the court convicted Wilson of a probation violation, revoking two years and two months of his previously suspended prison sentence.