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South Boston man pleads no contest to abuse and neglect

A 31-year-old South Boston man, Jerome Jackson Carter, pleaded no contest Monday in Halifax County Circuit Court to one count of abuse and neglect resulting in serious injury, and he also pleaded no contest to one count of abuse and neglect, pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth.

Under terms of the plea agreement, the commonwealth moved to nol pros charges against Carter for abuse and neglect resulting in serious injury, abuse and neglect and malicious wounding, according to court records.

The agreement calls for the court to sentence the defendant to 10 years in prison for abuse and neglect resulting in serious injury, with all but one year and six months suspended; and five years for abuse and neglect, with all time suspended.

The court ordered the defendant receive credit for time already served.

The court ordered the suspended portion of Carter’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 20 years and ordered him placed on probation for three years, and it ordered him to have no contact with his victim until authorized by the court having jurisdiction over the victim.


Other court cases

Chad Lacy Anderson, 29, of South Boston was convicted Monday of two charges for failing to register as a sex offender, according to court records after a review hearing.

Sentencing for Anderson was continued to a date in the March court term.

The court dismissed a charge against Anderson for a violation of his pretrial provisions of good behavior as ordered by the court.

 Ronnie Carson Beadles, 31, of Nathalie was convicted Monday of petty larceny from Johnson’s Quick Shop and breaking and entering Johnson’s Quick Shop.

The commonwealth moved to nol pros a charge against Beadles during the trial for misdemeanor destruction of personal property.

The court ordered Beadles to pay $500 restitution to his victim before continuing sentencing for the defendant to the March court term.

 Robin Terry Grinan, 49, of Clover was convicted Monday of a show cause charge for non-compliance with VASSAP, as ordered by the court.

The court revoked 15 days of Grinan’s previously suspended prison sentence for the conviction.

 Ossie Alexander Harris Jr., 31, of South Boston had a charge against him for possession of a Schedule I/II controlled substance dismissed Monday, after a first offender review.

Harris pleaded guilty Dec. 16, 2011 to the drug possession charge, with the court granting him first offender status and deferring disposition in the case for 12 months, with the defendant subject to a number of court-ordered obligations.

 William Edward Henderson, 66, of Alexandria pleaded no contest Monday to a first offense of DWI, in a misdemeanor appeal case.

The court found evidence sufficient for a guilty finding but withheld its finding of guilt and continued disposition of the case until a date in the January court term.