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Man sentenced for breaking and entering

A 32-year-old Mount Holly, N.C. man, Ronnie Carson Beadles, was sentenced last week in Halifax County Circuit Court to 20 years in prison, with all but nine months suspended for breaking and entering Johnson’s Quick Shop.

The court ordered Beadles to serve his time at Victory Home, an alternative sentencing program located in Portsmouth.

The court also sentenced Beadles to a 12-month suspended jail term for petty larceny and a 10-day suspended jail term for failing to appear in court.

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

In addition, the court ordered Beadles to pay $500 restitution both jointly and severally with a co-defendant in the case, and it ordered him to have no contact with Johnson’s Quick Shop.

Other court cases

Betty Jean Adams, 54, of Clarksville had two charges against her for contempt of court and one charge for a probation violation dismissed Aug. 26.

 Pamela Gorby Bregant, 45, of Concord, N.C. was convicted last week of speeding 74/55 MPH zone, in a misdemeanor appeal case.

The court ordered Bregant to pay a $114 fine in addition to court costs.

 Preston Chappell (no birth date given) of South Boston was convicted last week of one charge for contempt of court, ordering the defendant to pay a $25 fine.

The court dismissed three other charges against Chappell for contempt of court during the hearing.

 Betty Jean Covington, 80, of South Boston had a charge against her for misdemeanor trespassing dismissed last week.

 Curtis Jermaine Hill, 29, of Crystal Hill entered an Alford plea last week to a charge for a probation violation.

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.

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

 Christy Davidson Fuentes, 38, of Danville pleaded no contest recently to a charge for speeding 69/55 MPH zone, in a misdemeanor appeal case.

The court continued disposition of the case to allow Fuentes to complete a driver improvement class.

 Derrick McKinley Mabins, 27, of Danville was convicted recently of a probation violation.

The court continued sentencing in the case to a date in the September court term.

 Jennifer Darlene Martin, 29, of South Boston was convicted recently of a probation violation.

The court revoked Martin’s previously suspended prison sentence but ordered no new jail time.