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SoBo man pleads guilty to habitual offender charges

A 44-year-old South Boston man, Rickie Lewis Compton, pleaded guilty Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to a pair of charges for a second or subsequent offense of driving after having been declared a habitual offender.

Compton also withdrew his appeal of a lower court decision that convicted him of having defective equipment on his motor vehicle.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, the court sentenced Compton to five years in prison for each habitual offender conviction, with all but a total of two years, seven months suspended, with 12 months of each sentence the mandatory minimum.

The court ordered the suspended portions of Compton’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 10 years, and it ordered him placed on probation for one year.

The court ordered Compton to pay a $45 fine for the defective equipment violation.

In another matter, Compton pleaded no contest to a show cause charge for a probation violation.

The court revoked the defendant’s previously suspended prison sentence for the violation but ordered no new jail time.

The court ordered Compton to pay restitution and court costs regarding the probation violation beginning 60 days after his release from incarceration on the driving charges.

 

Other court cases

Sherry May Bomar, 29, of Scottsburg pleaded no contest Thursday to a second offense of DWI within 10-years, in a misdemeanor appeal case.

The court sentenced Bomar to 12 months in jail, with all suspended but 10 days in jail, the mandatory minimum, conditioned on her good behavior for 12 months.

The court authorized weekend jail service for the defendant, it ordered Bomar receive credit for time served, and it ordered her to pay a $500 fine, the minimum mandatory amount.

The court suspended Bomar’s operator’s license for three years, ordered her to pay a $50 trauma fee, ordered her to complete VASAP and ordered ignition interlock after six months if Bomar were eligible.

 Melanie Denise Breedlove, 27, of Nathalie was sentenced Thursday to five years in jail, with all but three months suspended, for felony shoplifting.

The court ordered the suspended portion of Breedlove’s sentence be conditioned on her good behavior for five years and ordered her placed on probation for one year after her release.

The court additionally ordered Breedlove not to return to Walmart.

In another case, the court granted Breedlove first offender status for possession of Oxycodone, a Schedule II controlled substance.

The court continued disposition of the case for one year and placed Breedlove under supervision of Halifax-Pittsylvania Court Services, and it ordered her to undergo alcohol and substance abuse assessments, counseling and treatment as needed.

The court ordered Breedlove to perform community service and abstain from alcohol and illegal drugs, with random drug screens authorized.

 Bobbie Jo Conner, 27, of Halifax had a charge against her for petty larceny nol prossed Thursday upon a motion by the commonwealth.

 Brian Christopher Lopez, 20, of Halifax pleaded guilty Thursday to petty larceny from Dollar Tree.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, the court sentenced Lopez to a 12-month suspended jail term, conditioned on his good behavior for 12 months, and it ordered him to pay $1,300 restitution to Dollar Tree Stores.

The court also ordered Lopez to pay court costs within 12 months, and it ordered him to perform 50 hours of community service under supervision of Halifax-Pittsylvania Court Services.

 Gary Leon Mabins, 42, of Nathalie was convicted Thursday of a single charge for driving after having been declared a habitual offender.

The court continued sentencing for Mabins to a date in the November court term.

 Matthew Michael Moore, 24, of South Boston pleaded guilty Thursday to three charges for distribution of cocaine.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, the commonwealth moved to nol pros two other charges against Moore, both for conspiring to distribute cocaine.

Sentencing for Moore was continued to a date in the July court term, and the defendant is free on bond pending evaluation for the Detention and Diversion centers.

 Ray Quentin Scott, 50, of Nathalie pleaded guilty Thursday to a first offense of DWI, in a misdemeanor appeal case.

The court sentenced Scott to 12 months in jail, with all suspended but 10 days, and it ordered a restricted operator’s license for Scott for 12 months. 

The court ordered ignition interlock and ordered Scott to complete VASAP, in addition to ordering him to pay a $500 fine, with $250 suspended.