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Drug charges end with plea deal

A 30-year-old South Boston man, Jeremy Deon Medley, was convicted Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court of 14 charges, 10 of them drug-related.

Medley pleaded guilty to one charge each for possession of cocaine and possession of a Schedule III controlled substance, six charges for distribution of cocaine, one charge for distributing a Schedule III controlled substance and one charge for misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

The defendant also pleaded guilty to a probation violation and a felony charge for a violation of his pre-trial conditions of supervision, in addition to misdemeanor charges for obstructing justice and resisting arrest.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, the court sentenced Medley to 10 years each in prison for each felony drug count, with all but four years, seven months suspended along with suspended sentences for the misdemeanors.

The court ordered Medley to receive no additional time for his convictions on the probation violation and violation of pre-trial conditions of supervision.

The court ordered the suspended portion of Medley’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 40 years and ordered him placed on probation for two years.

The court also ordered the defendant pay $170 restitution to Virginia State Police and suspended his operator’s license six months for each drug offense.

 

Other court cases

Horace Ray Capps, 30, of Stovall, N.C. was convicted Thursday of misdemeanor shoplifting from Walmart.

The court sentenced Capps to 12 months in prison, with all but 90 days suspended, with weekend jail service authorized.

The court additionally ordered the defendant not to go back to Walmart.

 Michael Tyler Duffie, 20, of Scottsburg pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge for abduction and misdemeanor charges for assault and battery of a family member, destruction of property and violating a protective order.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, another charge against the defendant for breaking and entering was nol prossed.

Sentencing for Duffie was continued to a date in the January court term.

 Kimberly Ann Dyer, 49, of Scottsburg pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor for knowingly making a materially false statement or representation to a law enforcement officer who was in the course of conducting an investigation of a crime by another.

The court sentenced Dyer to a 12-month suspended jail sentence, conditioned on her good behavior for 12 months.

 Rodney Neil Wagstaff, 43, of Halifax pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor charge for public intoxication, after reaching a plea agreement with the commonwealth.

Sentencing for Wagstaff for the misdemeanor was continued to another court date.

The defendant also pleaded no contest to a probation violation, with the court revoking Wagstaff’s previously suspended prison sentence but ordering no new jail time for that offense.

 Laverne Denise Walker, 36, of South Boston had four charges against her nol prossed on Thursday upon a motion by the commonwealth.

Charges nol prossed included those for distribution of cocaine, distribution of a Schedule III controlled substance, distribution of Oxycodone and possession of marijuana.

 Keonita Jamar Waller, 23 of Vernon Hill pleaded no contest Thursday to possession of cocaine.

The court granted the defendant first offender status, finding evidence sufficient for a guilty finding but withholding its finding of guilt for one year.

The court ordered Waller to comply with all conditions for first offender status but waived community service, and it ordered a restricted operator’s license for the defendant.

 Clevon Ardell Kirby, 20, of South Boston was sentenced Thursday to a total of six years and 18 months in prison, with all time suspended, for five charges relating to the larceny of a golf cart from Green’s Folly Golf Course.

The court sentenced Kirby to suspended three-year terms for conspiring to commit larceny and grand larceny, and it suspended six-month terms for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, destruction of personal property and trespassing.

The court also sentenced Kirby to pay a $50 fine for unlawfully operating a golf cart on a highway.

The court ordered Kirby’s suspended sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for five years, beginning immediately, and it ordered him placed on probation for one year.

The court additionally ordered Kirby to abstain from illegal drugs and alcohol, and it ordered him to pay $750 restitution at a rate of $50 per month starting Nov. 10.

The court also ordered Kirby not to go back to Green’s Folly Golf Course.

 Anthony Jerome Lanier, 34, of Halifax was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison, with all but five months suspended for the unlawful wounding of Craig Ford.

The court ordered the suspended portion of Lanier’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for five years, beginning immediately, and it ordered him placed on probation for one year upon his release. 

The court additionally ordered the defendant to undergo anger management, in addition to substance and alcohol counseling and treatment, with restitution to be determined at a later court date.