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Man pleads to driving, weapon charges

A 46-year-old Chatham man, Brian Coleman Adkins, pleaded guilty Monday in Halifax County Circuit Court to a third offense of DWI within a 10-year period and also to a charge for having a concealed weapon.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, another charge against the defendant for refusing a breath test was nol prossed.

The agreement calls for the court to sentence Adkins to five years in prison, with all but 12 months suspended for the DWI charge, with credit for time served, and it sentenced him to a 12-month suspended jail sentence for having a concealed weapon.

The court ordered the suspended portions of Adkins’ sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 12 months and ordered him placed on probation for 12 months.

In addition, the court ordered Adkins to pay a $1,000 fine and a $50 trauma fee, and it suspended his operator’s license indefinitely.

Other court cases

Shaquanta Lanice Caddle, 32, of Halifax was convicted Monday of a second offense of shoplifting from Food Lion.

The court sentenced Caddle to 12 months in jail, with all but 20 days suspended, conditioned on Caddle’s good behavior for 12 months, and it ordered the defendant to serve her sentence on weekends.

The court additionally ordered Caddle to pay $3.19 restitution to Food Lion in Centerville, and it ordered her not to return to Food Lion stores in South Boston, Danville and Salisbury, N.C.

 Harold Dennis Hamlett, 43, of South Boston was convicted Monday of the unlawful wounding of James Owen.

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

 Andre Rashaad Cage, 25, of Scottsburg was convicted Monday of charges for reckless driving and having a concealed weapon in a misdemeanor appeal case.

The court ordered Cage to pay a $500 fine, with $250 suspended, and to perform 50 hours of community service through Halifax-Pittsylvania Court Services for the reckless driving conviction, in addition to ordering a restricted operator’s license for 12 months and ordering Cage to complete VASAP.

The court ordered the defendant to pay a $150 fine for having a concealed weapon.

 Natausha Monay Clark, 22, of Clover pleaded guilty Monday to two charges for forgery of a public record.

The court found evidence sufficient to convict the defendant of the charges but withheld its finding of guilt and continued disposition of the case to a date in the September court term.

 Eugene Robert Putnam, 45, of Long Island pleaded no contest Monday to a charge for the misdemeanor assault and battery of Jason Owen.

The court found evidence sufficient to convict Putnam of the charge but took the case under advisement, continuing the case to a date in the January court term.