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Man convicted of burglary, attempted grand larceny

A 32-year-old Roxboro, N.C. man, James Gary Goods, pleaded no contest Wednesday in Halifax County Circuit Court to four charges, including conspiracy to break and enter Ed’s Honda.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, the court also convicted Goods of statutory burglary and attempted grand larceny from Ed’s Honda and misdemeanor destruction of personal property belonging to Ed’s Honda.

The commonwealth moved to nol pros a fifth charge against Goods during the trial, one for conspiracy to commit grand larceny.

Under terms of the plea agreement, the court sentenced Goods to 10 years in prison each for the conspiracy and burglary convictions, to five years for attempted grand larceny and to 12 months for destruction of personal property, with all time suspended.

The court ordered Goods’ suspended sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 25 years, and it ordered him placed on probation for one year.

The court additionally ordered Goods to pay $600 restitution to Ed’s Honda at a rate of $50 per month beginning in April and to stay off the property of Ed’s Honda.

 

Other court cases

w Robert Lee Simmons, 25, of Chase City was convicted Wednesday of two charges for issuing bad checks to Southern States Cooperative.

The commonwealth moved to nol pros a contempt of court charge against the defendant during the trial.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, the court sentenced Simmons to five years in prison for each of the charges, with all time suspended if the defendant pays $595.06 restitution to Southern States Cooperative by March 27.

The suspended sentence also is conditioned on Simmons’ good behavior for 10 years.

The court ordered Simmons be placed on probation for one year and ordered him to perform 50 hours of community service.

If all restitution is not paid, the defendant will be sentenced to 10 years in prison, with all but 60 days suspended, according to the plea agreement.

w Samuel Heath Fears, 24, of Nathalie was sentenced Tuesday to six months in jail, with all but 10 days suspended for driving with a revoked or suspended operator’s license.

The court granted Fears first offender status for two charges, possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana, placing the defendant under supervision of Halifax-Pittsylvania Court Services and continuing disposition for those charges for one year.

The court ordered Fears to abstain from illegal drugs and submit to random drug tests.

w Chris Daniel Anderson, 34, of South Boston was convicted Wednesday of a probation violation.

The court revoked Anderson’s previously suspended prison sentence but re-suspended any additional jail time, extending the defendant’s probation an additional two years and ordering him to pay $100 per month in court costs.

w Betty Jean Covington, 76, of South Boston, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a charge for misdemeanor trespassing.

The court took the case under advisement for six months.

w Anthony George Holt, 40, of South Boston was convicted Wednesday of a probation violation.

The court revoked three months of Holt’s previously suspended prison sentence.

w Carmichael Jermond Howerton, 28, of South Boston was convicted Wednesday of a probation violation.

The court revoked six months of Howerton’s previously suspended prison sentence, with credit for time already served.

w Herman Easley Lee Jr., 66, of South Boston had a show cause charge against him for a probation violation dismissed Wednesday.

w Jeffrey Fuller Barnett, 44, of Clover had a show cause charge against him for a violation of pre-trial conditions of good behavior dismissed Tuesday.

w Brenda Gail Clay, 39, of Nathalie pleaded not guilty Tuesday to five charges, including a felony for breaking and entering the dwelling of Charles Stewart Smith, and misdemeanors for destruction of personal property, petty larceny, driving with a revoked or suspended operator’s license and trespassing.

The court dismissed the charge against Clay for driving with a revoked or suspended operator’s license and took the other four charges against her under advisement for 12 months.