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Woman gets five years in prison

A 30-year-old Halifax woman, Mandy Leigh Hall Shelton, was sentenced Tuesday in Halifax County Circuit Court to an effective five years in prison for 14 convictions ranging from credit card fraud, enhanced petty larceny, identity theft and firearm charges.

 

The court sentenced Shelton to 20 years each in prison for two charges, obtaining a credit card number by larceny and larceny of a firearm, with all time suspended, to 10-year suspended terms for five charges, obtaining a credit card number by larceny, obtaining money under false pretenses (more than $200), forgery of a public record and two counts of forgery/uttering.

The court sentenced Shelton to a five-year suspended term for a second or subsequent offense of identity theft.

Shelton received a five-year sentence with all but one year suspended for credit card fraud exceeding $200 in six months, and she received effective terms of two years in prison for two counts of possession of a firearm as a non-violent firearm.

The court ordered Shelton receive credit for time served, and it ordered her be placed on probation for five years following her release.

The court ordered the defendant to pay a total of $720.96 restitution and pay court costs, with restitution coming first.

 

Other court cases

Justin Allen Adkins, 21, of Nathalie was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison, with all but one year and nine months suspended for felony eluding police, and a five-year suspended prison term for a third or subsequent offense of driving on a suspended operator’s license within 10 years of a DWI conviction.

The court ordered the suspended time conditioned on Adkins’ good behavior for five years, and it ordered him placed on probation for one year following his release.

 Mark Anthony Adkins, 43, of South Boston was convicted Tuesday of a probation violation.

The court revoked 20 days of the defendant’s previously suspended prison sentence, with weekend jail service authorized, and it extended his probation for six months.

 Chad Lacy Anderson, 29, of South Boston was sentenced Tuesday to five years each in prison for two counts of failing to register as a sex offender.

The court suspended all time to that already served, conditioned on the defendant’s good behavior for five years, and it ordered him placed on probation for two years.

The commonwealth moved to nol pros another charge against the defendant during the hearing, one for a probation violation.

 William D. Bottoms, 61, of Virgilina had a charge against him for a probation violation dismissed Tuesday.

 Rontina Lanee Coleman, 39, of South Boston was convicted Tuesday of two misdemeanor charges for destruction of personal property.

The court sentenced Coleman to 12 months in jail for each of the charges, with all suspended but two weekends in jail.

The court placed the defendant under supervision of Halifax-Pittsylvania Court Services for one year and ordered her to pay $1,044.40 restitution to James K. Gooden and $1,646.88 restitution to Michelle E. Womack.

Coleman entered not guilty pleas to a pair of felony charges for destruction of personal property during a bench trial in May, with the court continuing disposition of the case and taking it under advisement.

 Andrew Leon Dickerson, 25, of Virgilina, was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison, with all suspended but 90 days in jail for felony child abuse, with work release ordered for the defendant.

The court also sentenced Dickerson to a five-year suspended prison term for felony eluding police and to 30-day suspended jail terms for a first offense of driving on a revoked operator’s license and reckless driving.

Additionally, the court sentenced Dickerson to a $30 fine for defective equipment and a $200 fine for the reckless driving conviction, and it suspended his operator’s license for one year.

The court ordered the suspended portions of Dickerson’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for five years, and it ordered him placed on probation for three years.

 Robert Aubrey Fallen, 35, of Danville withdrew his guilty plea Tuesday for a third offense of DWI within 10 years with a BAC of at least .15 and not more than .20.

The commonwealth subsequently moved to nol pros the DWI charge.

 Isiah Davonn Hunt, 22, of Virgilina was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison, with all but 15 days suspended, for one count of failing to register as a sex offender.

The court ordered the suspended portion of Hunt’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for five years and ordered him placed on probation for one year.

The court also convicted Hunt of a probation violation, revoking his previously suspended prison sentence but ordering no new jail time.

 Cory Tremaine Lewis, 26, of Nathalie had his first offender status for a charge of possessing a Schedule II controlled substance revoked on Tuesday, with the court subsequently convicting him of the drug possession charge.

Sentencing for Lewis was continued to a date in the November court term.

The commonwealth moved to nol pros three additional charges against Lewis during the hearing, including those for a first offender alcohol violation, contempt of court and a violation of pre-trial conditions of supervision.

 Michael Matthew Moore, 25, of South Boston was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for each of four charges, including three for cocaine distribution and one for grand larceny from Walmart.

The court suspended all but two years and eight months in prison, conditioned on Moore’s good behavior for 20 years, and it ordered him placed on probation for two years following his release.

The court additionally ordered the defendant not to return to Walmart and suspended his operator’s license for a total of 18 months.

 Whitney Michelle Paylor, 17, of Roxboro, N.C., tried as an adult Tuesday, had the court find evidence sufficient to convict her of charges for malicious wounding and attempted malicious wounding.

The court withheld its finding of guilt and continued the case for one year, ordering the defendant to remain on pretrial supervision through Halifax-Pittsylvania Court Services.

 Madelon Melane Powell, 21, of Nathalie was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison, with all time suspended, for possession of a controlled substance.

The court ordered the defendant’s suspended sentence be conditioned on her good behavior for five years and ordered her placed on probation for one year.

 Tanya Marie Pryor, 25, of Chase City was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison, with all but six months suspended, for possession of a Schedule I/II controlled substance.

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

The court additionally ordered Pryor to abstain from illegal drugs and submit to random drug tests.

The commonwealth moved to nol pros three other charges against the defendant during the hearing, two for contempt of court and one for a first offender alcohol violation.

 Shanel Scott, 25, of South Boston had a charge against him for misdemeanor possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana dismissed Tuesday.

 Charles Howard Wilkinson III, 53, of South Boston was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years each in prison for four charges, two for assault and battery of a law enforcement or department of corrections person, and one each for attempted arson and threatening to bomb or burn a residence, with all time concurrent for a total of 20 years.

The court suspended all time but that already served, conditioned on Wilkinson’s good behavior for 20 years, and it ordered him placed on probation for three years.

The court ordered the defendant to abstain from alcohol and have no contact with his victims.

 Carl David Hughes, 50, of South Boston entered an Alford plea Wednesday to breaking and entering the dwelling of Richard Whitten.

Under terms of an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but realizes prosecution evidence would make a guilty finding at trial almost a certainty.

Pursuant to the Alford plea agreement, the court sentenced Hughes to 10 years in prison, with all time suspended to that already served, conditioned on his good behavior for 10 years.

The court ordered Hughes be placed on probation for 18 months and ordered him to have no contact with his victim.

 Daniel Darrell Jiggetts, 24, of South Boston was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison, with all suspended but two weekends in jail for shoplifting from Walmart.

The court ordered the suspended portion of Jiggetts’ sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for five years, ordered him placed on probation for one year and ordered him to stay away from Walmart.