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Nathalie man pleads no contest to robbery

A 25-year-old Nathalie man pleaded no contest Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to robbery and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

 

Eric Lamont Davis entered the no contest plea to two charges, one for the robbery of Keon Barksdale and one for possession with intent to distribute a Schedule I/II controlled substance as part of a plea agreement with the commonwealth.

Pursuant to that plea agreement, the commonwealth nol prossed four other charges against the defendant, including grand larceny, abduction by force, use of a firearm in the attempted commission or commission of robbery and use of a firearm in the attempted commission or commission of abduction.

Davis was released on $1,000 secured bond to await sentencing in the January court term.

Davis turned himself in on May 25 to face robbery, grand larceny and firearms charges after eluding Halifax County Sheriff’s deputies, State Police tactical units and a state police helicopter for almost two days.

Authorities had been searching an area near Davis’ home before the suspect contacted Investigator J. M. Burton and told the investigator to meet him at his home.

Charges initially were brought against Davis in connection with an incident on May 22, according to court records.

 

Other court cases

Samuel Coleman Jr., 43, of Halifax was sentenced Friday to two years in prison for each of four felony convictions, with all but 12 months suspended.

The court sentenced Coleman to two years in prison for making a false statement in order to obtain a certificate of title from DMV; two years for unlawfully obtaining a certificate of title from DMV; two years for obtaining property under false pretenses; and two years for selling property subject to a written lien.

The court suspended all but 12 months in jail for making a false statement to obtain a DMV certificate, with credit for time served and with work release authorized for Coleman.

The court ordered Coleman placed on probation for two years following his release and noted payment of restitution totaling $2,174.02.

 Gary Leon Mabins, 42, of Nathalie was convicted Thursday of a subsequent offense for driving after having been declared a habitual offender, after a bench trial.

The court granted a defense motion to strike prosecution evidence against Mabins for a second offense of DWI, with the court dismissing that charge.

Sentencing for Mabins was continued to a date in the January court term.

 Tony Leon Satterfield Jr., 20, of Roxboro, N.C., was convicted Thursday of three charges including forging, uttering and attempting to obtain money by false pretenses.

The court sentenced Satterfield to three years in prison for each of the charges, with all suspended but 60 days for each one, to be served concurrently.

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

The court additionally ordered Satterfield to have no contact with his victim.

 William Anderson King Jr., 22, of Vernon Hill, was convicted Wednesday of misdemeanor destruction of personal property.

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

 Alan Scott Phillips, 46, of Petersburg pleaded no contest Thursday to a misdemeanor charge for destruction of personal property belonging to Sylvia Tingen Phillips.

Sentencing for Phillips was continued to the January court term.

 Jennifer Gentry Conner, 46, of Scottsburg was convicted Thursday of a felony for a third or subsequent offense of DWI and a misdemeanor for driving on a suspended operator’s license.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, the court sentenced Conner to five years in prison, with all but one year and two months suspended, for the felony and 12 months in jail, with all time suspended for the misdemeanor.

The court ordered the suspended portion of Conner’s sentence be conditioned on her good behavior for three years and ordered her placed on probation for one year.

 Robert Lee Martin, 52, of Virgilina had three charges against him dismissed Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court, including those for grand larceny from Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, possession of stolen property and breaking and entering.