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SoBo man gets 5 years on drug, abuse, driving charges

A 27-year-old South Boston man will serve an effective prison term of five years and 110 days for a number of drug, child abuse and driving charges.

Derek McKinley Mabins pleaded guilty in July to six counts of distribution of cocaine, three counts of felony child abuse/neglect, five counts of driving on a suspended operator’s license and one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

Mabins was sentenced Tuesday in Halifax County Circuit Court to five years each in prison for the seven drug charges, with all suspended except five years on one of those charges.

The court sentenced Mabins to five-year suspended sentences for the three child abuse/neglect charges, and it sentenced the defendant to 90 days each in jail for each of the five driving offenses, with all but 10 days on each charge suspended.

The court also revoked 60 days of Mabins’ previously suspended prison sentence for a probation violation on Tuesday, ordering the suspended portion of Mabins’ total sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 20 years.

In addition, the court ordered Mabins placed on probation for three years and ordered him to abstain from illegal drugs and submit to random drug tests, suspended his operator’s license for six months for each drug charge and ordered him to pay $450 restitution to Virginia State Police.

 

Other court cases

William Lee Johnson III, 27, of South Boston was convicted Wednesday of misdemeanors for reckless driving and assault and battery.

The court dismissed a felony charge against Johnson for not reporting an accident with damage greater than $1,000; and it took under advisement for 12 months an additional charge against the defendant for misdemeanor assault and battery, stipulating that charge would be dismissed if the defendant were compliant with court-ordered conditions of good behavior during that time.

The court sentenced Johnson to a 30-day suspended jail term for reckless driving, conditioned on Johnson’s good behavior for 12 months, and it revoked his operator’s license for 60 days; and it sentenced him to a 60-day suspended jail term for misdemeanor assault and battery, along with a $100 fine.

 Melvin Charles Bailey, 43, of Alton was convicted Wednesday of a probation violation.

The court continued disposition of the case until a date in the September 2014 court term.

 Tiffany Jones Ferrell, 28, of Danville had six misdemeanor charges against her for contributing to the delinquency of a minor dismissed Wednesday.

 James Edward Bates, 50, of Halifax was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison, with all but one suspended, for a second offense of driving after having been declared a habitual offender.

The court ordered the suspended portions of Bates’ sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for five years.

 George Anthony Chandler, 24, of South Boston was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years each in prison for two counts of a second or subsequent charge of distributing cocaine, with all but three years for each charge suspended.

The court also sentenced Chandler to a five-year suspended prison term for attempting to transport or possess a firearm as a convicted felon, and it sentenced him to five years in prison for the malicious wounding of Dalshane Roberts, with all but one year and six months suspended.

The court ordered the suspended portions of Chandler’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 20 years and ordered him placed on probation for three years upon his release.

In addition, the court ordered the defendant to abstain from illegal drugs, submit to random drug tests and pay $60 restitution to Virginia State Police.

The court ordered Chandler’s operator’s license be suspended for a total of 12 months and ordered him to pay court costs within two years of his release.

 Natausha Monay Clark, 23, of Clover was convicted Tuesday of two counts of forgery of a public record, in a deferred disposition case.

The court sentenced Clark to a pair of five-year suspended prison sentences, conditioned on her good behavior for five years, and it ordered her placed on probation for one year.

Clark previously pleaded guilty to both charges, with the court finding evidence sufficient for a guilty finding but withholding its finding of guilt and continuing disposition of the case.

 Davey Gene Comer, 44, of Alton was sentenced Tuesday to two years each in prison for two counts of a second or subsequent offense of driving after having been declared a habitual offender, with all but one year each suspended, to be served concurrently.

The court ordered the suspended portions of Comer’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for five years, and it ordered him placed on probation immediately and until he enters the Detention and Diversion programs.

The court stipulated all time would be suspended provided the defendant enters and completes the Diversion and Detention center programs.

 Al Davis Graves Sr., 53, of Halifax was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison, with all but 95 days suspended for a third or subsequent offense of DWI, in addition to a $1,000 fine.

The court also sentenced Graves to a six-month suspended jail sentence for driving with a revoked operator’s license, a misdemeanor.

The court ordered Graves placed on probation for one year, and it ordered him to pay a $1,000 fine and $50 trauma fee, in addition to suspending Graves’ operator’s license indefinitely.

 Harold Dennis Hamlett Jr., 44, of South Boston was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison, with all but seven months suspended, for the unlawful wounding of James Owen.

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

The court ordered weekend jail service for Hamlett and ordered him to pay $945.96 restitution in addition to the fee for the emergency room physician.

 Calvin Bryan Howerton, 60, of South Boston was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison, with all but 90 days suspended, for one count of cocaine distribution. 

The court ordered the suspended portion of Howerton’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 20 years and ordered him placed on probation for three years, in addition to suspending his operator’s license for six months and ordering him to pay $50 restitution to Virginia State Police.