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Sentence revoked for violation

A 34-year-old Nathalie man, Stanley Tyrone Palmer, was convicted Wednesday in Halifax County Circuit Court of a probation violation.

The court revoked the balance of Palmer’s previously suspended prison term for the violation amounting to six years and 10 months in prison, with the sentence to run concurrently with time received in another jurisdiction.

The court ordered neither a probationary period nor a period of good behavior for Palmer.

Other court cases

Edward Junior Graves, 49, of Long Island pleaded guilty Wednesday to three counts for a third or subsequent offense of possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, the commonwealth moved to nol pros five other charges against the defendant, three for a third of subsequent offense of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, one charge for a felon being in possession of a firearm and one charge for possession of ammunition as a felon.

The court sentenced Graves to 10 years in prison for each of the three charges, with all but five years suspended for each, giving Graves an effective prison term of 15 years.

The court ordered the suspended portions of Graves’ sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 30 years and ordered him placed on probation for one year.

In addition, the court suspended Graves’ operator’s license for a total of 18 months and ordered him to pay $240 restitution to Virginia State Police BCI Fund.

 Onzai Sharoki Logan, 18, of Halifax pleaded guilty Wednesday to having carnal knowledge of a child 13-years-old or older and younger than 15-years-old.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, the commonwealth moved to nol pros a charge against Logan for taking indecent liberties with a minor.

Sentencing for Logan was continued to a date in the September court term.

 Shirley Terry Majors, 50, of South Boston pleaded no contest Wednesday to a third or subsequent offense of shoplifting from Walmart.

Sentencing for Majors was continued to a date in a later court term.

 Edward Lamont Traynham, 29, of Nathalie pleaded guilty Wednesday to two charges, including a second offense of DWI and a third or subsequent offense of driving on a suspended operator’s license.

The court sentenced Traynham to 12 months in jail for the DWI conviction, with all but five months suspended, 20 days of which is the mandatory minimum, and it sentenced him to pay a $500 fine.

The court also suspended Traynham’s operator’s license for three years, ordered him to complete VASAP and ordered him to pay a $50 trauma fee for the DWI conviction.

The court sentenced Traynham to six months in jail for driving on a suspended operator’s license, with all but 30 days suspended, 10 days of that amount the mandatory minimum.

In addition, the court suspended Traynham’s operator’s license 30 days, authorized work release for the defendant and ordered him to be of good behavior for 18 months.

 Tiffany Dixon, 29, of South Boston had a charge against her for failing to return rental merchandise belonging to Rent-A-Center dismissed on Wednesday.

 Lottie Wells West, 29, of Ringgold was convicted Wednesday of a misdemeanor charge for contempt of court. 

The court sentenced West to six days in jail with credit for time served.