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South Boston man pleads guilty to failure to return rental property

A 23-year-old South Boston man, Justin Demone King, pleaded guilty Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to a pair of charges for failing to return rental property.

King also pleaded guilty to another charge for obtaining money or property under false pretenses.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, King was ordered to pay a total of $5,865.57 in restitution, including $1,742.73 to Kelly Rentals, $564.02 to Rent-A-Center, $3,408.82 to Colortyme and $150 to Riverside Pawn.

The plea agreement calls for King to pay restitution at a rate of $50 per month beginning 30 days after commencement of probation or 30 days from his release from incarceration or 30 days from completion of sentencing.

Payment of restitution will be a condition of court-ordered probation, suspended jail time and/or good behavior, according to the plea agreement.

Sentencing for King was continued to the May court term.

 

Other court cases

Samuel Bruce Atkinson, 56, of Halifax pleaded no contest Thursday to a misdemeanor for unlawfully using a dog belonging to another.

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

 Wanda Mae Hilber, 39, of Lynchburg was convicted Thursday of enhanced petty larceny.

Hilber is free on bond pending sentencing set for the May court term.

 Mitchell Allen Waller, 40, of Altavista was convicted Thursday of misdemeanor assault and battery of a family member.

The court sentenced Waller to 12 months in jail, with all but one weekend in jail suspended, conditioned on Waller’s good behavior for 12 months.

 Leeland Ambrose Watkins, 24, of Halifax pleaded no contest Thursday to a charge for reckless handling of a firearm, in a misdemeanor appeal case.

The court dismissed a charge against Watkins for contempt of court during the appeal hearing.

The court sentenced the defendant to six months in jail for reckless handling of a firearm, with all but 10 days suspended with Watkins receiving credit for time served.

In addition, the court ordered Watkins to perform 75 hours of community service under supervision of Halifax-Pittsylvania Court Services in lieu of fines.