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Man sentenced for disregarding command to stop

A 24-year-old South Boston man, Curtis Anthony Cox, received an effective sentence of four months in jail Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court for disregarding a law enforcement command to stop.

The court sentenced Cox to five years in prison for the felony offense but suspended all but four months in jail, conditioned on Cox’s good behavior for four years, beginning immediately.

The court ordered Cox to receive credit for time served and authorized work release for the defendant.

The court also ordered Cox be placed on probation for 12 months upon his release and suspended his operator’s license for 90 days.

 

Other court case

Michael Lee Anderson, 31, of South Boston was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison, with all but seven months suspended (time served), for enhanced petty larceny from Dollar General.

The court ordered the suspended portion of Anderson’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for three years, beginning immediately.

It also ordered Anderson be placed on probation for 12 months upon his release, abstain from and submit to random testing for illegal drugs and alcohol and enroll in a GED program. 

The court also ordered Anderson not to return to Dollar General.