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Man convicted of breaking and entering convenience store

A 58-year-old Rustburg man was convicted Monday in Halifax County Circuit Court of breaking and entering a Halifax County convenience store and petty larceny from that same business.

The court convicted Shawn Gregory Venable of breaking and entering Johnson’s Quick Shop and also convicted him of petty larceny.

The commonwealth moved to nol pros another charge against the defendant during the trial, one for misdemeanor destruction of personal property.

The court ordered Venable to pay $500 restitution jointly and severally and to have no contact with Johnson’s Quick Shop before continuing sentencing to the March court term.

 

Other court cases

Alexander Howard Payne, 22, of South Boston pleaded no contest Monday to five charges, two for breaking and entering and one each for grand larceny, shoplifting and destruction of personal property.

The court ordered Payne to pay a total of $908 restitution and took the case under advisement until a sentencing date in the March court term.

 Kenneth Lee Jones, 48, of Nathalie was convicted Monday of a misdemeanor charge for reckless handling of a firearm.

The court ordered Jones to pay a $50 fine and $250 in court costs.

 Kelvin Jermaine Lester, 37, of Virgilina pleaded guilty Monday to a probation violation.

The court took the case under advisement and deferred disposition of the case until a date in the January court term.

 Clarence Jay Sydnor, 53, of South Boston had two misdemeanor charges against him dismissed Monday, including failure to pay restitution and contempt of court.

 Rufus Randolph Thaxton, 57, of South Boston had the court find evidence against him on Monday sufficient for a probation violation.

The court continued disposition of the case until a date in the January court term, ordering the defendant to pay $100 in court-ordered payments Monday and $150 by Jan. 1.

 Keith Lionel Traynham, 27, of Alton had 12 months of his previously suspended prison sentence revoked Monday for a probation violation.

 Lawrence William Byrd, 55, of Buffalo Junction had the court find evidence against him sufficient Monday for a probation violation.

The court continued disposition of the case until a date in the January court term, ordering the defendant to make payments of $100 a month beginning Jan. 3.

 Wayne Sylvester Coleman, 43, of Buffalo Junction was convicted Monday of a probation violation.

The court revoked Coleman’s previously suspended prison sentence but ordered no new jail time for the defendant.

The court also extended Coleman’s probation an additional year.

 John Howard Harris Jr., 21, of Vernon Hill pleaded no contest Monday to a charge for a probation violation, and he also withdrew his appeal of a lower court conviction for a third or more offense of driving on a suspended operator’s license.

The court sentenced Harris to six months in jail and a $100 fine for the misdemeanor, and it revoked 120 days of Harris’ previously suspended sentence for the probation violation.

The court additionally authorized home electronic monitoring for the defendant.

 Johnnie Calvin Clay, 41, of Bland had a charge against him for a probation violation dismissed Monday.

 Daniel Leroy Yarbrough, 62, of South Boston had the court find evidence against him sufficient Monday for a probation violation.

The court continued disposition of the case to the December 2013 court term, ordering the defendant to pay court costs at a rate of $150 per month beginning in March.

 Keith Manuel Mitchell, 44, of South Boston had a charge against him for a probation violation dismissed Monday upon payment of court costs.

 Warren Christopher Hill, 31, of Farmville was found not guilty of a charge for communicating threats in writing during a bench trial on Monday.

 Clifton Roosevelt Miller, 27, of Vernon Hill had charges against him for a violation of his good behavior provisions as ordered by the court and a probation violation dismissed Monday upon payment of restitution in full to his victim.

 Jerome Jackson Carter, 31, of South Boston pleaded guilty Monday to a probation violation.

The court revoked Carter’s previously suspended prison sentence but ordered no new jail time for the defendant.

 Alisha Marie Wright, 37, of Brookneal was convicted Monday of petty larceny from Johnson’s Quick Shop.

The commonwealth moved to nol pros two other charges against the defendant during the trial, one for misdemeanor destruction of personal property and another for breaking and entering.

The court dismissed a charge against the defendant for a violation of her pretrial conditions of supervision during the trial.

The court sentenced Wright to 12 months in jail for the petty larceny conviction with all suspended but time already served; it ordered her to pay $185 restitution jointly and severally to Johnson’s Quick Shop; and it ordered her not to return to Johnson’s Quick Shop.