- Last Updated on 03:24 PM 05/26/13
- BY The Gazette-Virginian
A 29-year-old South Boston woman, April Ambrose Craighead, was convicted Friday in Halifax County Circuit Court of a charge for enhanced petty larceny.
The court also convicted Craighead of a capias charge for failure to appear in court, and it found Craighead not guilty of a show cause charge for contempt of court.
The court sentenced the defendant to a 10-day suspended jail term for failing to appear in court, the suspended time conditioned on Craighead’s good behavior for 12 months, and it continued sentencing for the enhanced petty larceny conviction to the November court term.
Other court cases
• Tony Jeffery Burden Jr., 29, of South Boston pleaded guilty Friday to possession of marijuana.
Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, the court found evidence sufficient for a guilty finding but deferred disposition of the case for one year.
The court ordered the defendant to be of good behavior, pay all court costs, complete 50 hours of community service, seek and maintain employment, abstain from the use of illegal drugs, undergo a substance abuse assessment and comply with recommendations of that assessment.
The plea agreement calls for the possession charge to be dismissed if after one year Burden has complied with all the court-ordered conditions.
Under terms of the plea agreement, an additional charge against Burden for failing to wear a seat belt was nol prossed.
• Teddy Ray Cisneros, 33, of Danville was convicted Friday of a capias charge for a probation violation.
The court revoked the defendant’s previously suspended prison sentence but re-suspended any new jail time to that already served.
• Valencia Lynn Harrington, 50, of South Boston had two charges against her nol prossed Friday upon a motion by the commonwealth, one for failing to return rental property and the other for contempt of court.
• Clyde Jason Howerton, 32, of Halifax had five charges against him nol prossed Friday upon a motion by the commonwealth, all five for felony embezzlement.
The charges were nol prossed over the objection of the defendant, according to court records.
• Jerry Lovelace Martin Jr., 31, of South Boston was convicted Friday of petty larceny from Dominion Virginia Power.
Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, the court sentenced Martin to 12 months in jail, with all but 60 days suspended, conditioned on Martin’s good behavior for 12 months.
• Ronnie Lee Majors, 45, of South Boston had a charge against him for failing to appear in court dismissed on Friday.
• Robert Lee Moore, 28, of Alton was convicted Friday of a third or subsequent offense of driving on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, in a misdemeanor appeal case.
The court sentenced Moore to 12 months in jail, with all but two months suspended, conditioned on Moore’s good behavior for 12 months. It ordered him to pay a $1,000 fine, with $500 suspended, and it suspended his operator’s license for 90 days.
The court dismissed an additional charge against Moore for failing to appear in court.
• Melissa Terry Snead, 30, of Scottsburg pleaded guilty Friday to petty larceny from Walmart.
Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, an additional charge against the defendant for obtaining money under false pretenses was nol prossed.
The court sentenced Snead to a 12-month suspended jail sentence, conditioned on her good behavior for three years, and it ordered her to pay $64.90 restitution to Walmart within 90 days.
• Rita Renee Terry, 25, of South Boston had a charge against her for violating her provisions of good behavior as ordered by the court dismissed Friday.
• Jessie James West, 31, of Nathalie had a charge against him for being on school property as a convicted sex offender dismissed Friday.
• Sharonta Sarah White, 34, of South Boston was convicted Friday of a probation violation.
The court revoked White’s previously suspended prison sentence but ordered no new jail time.