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Man gets eight years, 11 months for drug charges

A 29-year-old South Boston man, Delquan Lamar Newton, was sentenced Tuesday in Halifax County Circuit Court to an effective prison term of eight years and 11 months for five felony drug distribution counts.

The court sentenced Newton to 10 years in prison each for three felony counts of cocaine distribution and two felony counts of marijuana distribution.

The court suspended all but eight years and 11 months conditioned on Newton’s good behavior for 40 years, and it ordered Newton placed on probation for two years.

Newton will receive credit for time served.

In addition, the court ordered the defendant to pay $620 restitution to the Virginia State Police, and it ordered Newton’s operator’s license be suspended for six months for each charge.

In another court case heard Tuesday, William Allan Chappell, 48, of South Boston was sentenced to 20 years in prison, with all but nine years and three months suspended, for the malicious assault of Jermaine L. Vaughan.

The court ordered the suspended portion of Chappell’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 20 years and ordered him placed on probation for two years.

The court additionally ordered Chappell to pay all medical expenses associated with his assault of Vaughan and ordered him to not have any contact with his victim.

 

Other Court Cases

Jeremy Andrew Elliott, 30, of Nathalie was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison, with all but one year suspended, for breaking and entering Johnson’s Quick Shop.

The court ordered the suspended portion of Elliott’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 10 years and ordered him placed on probation for two years.

The court ordered the defendant to pay $500 restitution to Johnson’s Quick Shop jointly and severally with a co-defendant in the case, at a rate of $50 per month upon his release, and it ordered him to have no contact with Johnson’s Quick Shop.

In a related matter, the court sentenced Elliott to a 12-month suspended jail term for petty larceny from Johnson’s Quick Shop.

• Alexander Howard Payne, 23, of South Boston was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years each in prison for four felonies, including breaking and entering the dwelling of Eunice Easley, grand larceny from Freda Payne, breaking and entering the dwelling of Payne and shoplifting.

The court also sentenced Payne to 12 months in jail for one misdemeanor, the destruction of personal property belonging to Easley.

The court suspended all time conditioned on Payne’s good behavior for 20 years, and it ordered him placed on probation for two years.

In addition, the court ordered Payne to have no contact with Easley, to pay all restitution within one year and to abstain from illegal drugs and alcohol. 

• Shawn Gregory Venable, 58, of Rustburg was sentenced Tuesday to a 10-year suspended prison sentence for breaking and entering Johnson’s Quick Shop and to a 12-month suspended jail term for petty larceny.

The court ordered Venable’s suspended sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 10 years and ordered him to pay $500 restitution to Johnson’s Quick Shop jointly and severally with a co-defendant in the case.

• April Shavon Witcher, 33, of Nathalie was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison for grand larceny from Sally Moore.

The court suspended all but two weekends in jail, conditioned on Witcher’s good behavior for 10 years, and it ordered her to pay $1,774 restitution jointly and severally a with a co-defendant in the case at a rate of $50 per month.

The court additionally ordered Witcher to have no contact with her victim.