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Nathalie man pleads guilty to 12 forgery, embezzlement charges

A 19-year-old Nathalie man pleaded guilty Wednesday in Halifax County Circuit Court to 12 forgery and embezzlement-related charges.

George Wesley Garrett, aka George Wesley Garrett III, pleaded guilty to three counts of felony embezzlement, three counts of attempting to obtain money under false pretenses, three counts of uttering, two counts of obtaining money under false pretenses and one for signing a false affidavit with DMV.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, six misdemeanor charges against the defendant for obtaining money under false pretenses and one misdemeanor charge for embezzlement were nol prossed.

As part of the plea agreement, the court sentenced the defendant to a 20-year composite sentence, with all time suspended to that already served.

The court ordered the suspended portion of Garrett’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 20 years beginning immediately, and it ordered him placed on probation for two years.

In addition, the court ordered Garrett to pay $2,227.19 restitution within two years of his release.

 

Other court cases

Joshua Kyle Webster, 29, of South Boston entered an Alford plea Thursday to one count of unlawful wounding.

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 a plea agreement with the commonwealth, two other charges were nol prossed during the hearing, one for sodomy and the other for abduction.

The court ordered Webster to have no contact with his victim before continuing sentencing for the defendant to a date in the January court term.

 Shirley Terry Majors, 50, of South Boston was convicted Wednesday of a felony charge for enhanced petty larceny (shoplifting).

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

 Shelton Jovan O’Briant, 37, of Halifax was convicted Wednesday of possession of a weapon or ammunition as a convicted felon and possession of a firearm within the last 10 years as a non-violent felon. 

An additional charge against the defendant for possession of marijuana was nol prossed upon a motion by the commonwealth.