- Last Updated on 07:34 AM 03/11/13
- BY The Gazette-Virginian
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.