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Man sentenced for felony eluding

A 33-year-old Reidsville, N.C., man, Ricardo Raul Elizondo, was sentenced Tuesday in Halifax County Circuit Court to five years in prison for a felony charge of eluding police and disregarding a command from law enforcement to stop.

The court also sentenced Elizondo to 12 months in jail for a first offense of DWI and 90 days in jail for driving without a license, both misdemeanor offenses.

The court suspended all time but that already served for the felony, conditioned on Elizondo’s good behavior for five years and ordered him placed on probation for one year.

In addition, the court ordered the defendant to undergo drug, alcohol and substance abuse counseling; abstain from illegal drugs and alcohol; submit to random drug and alcohol tests; pay a $250 fine; and complete VASAP.

The court also suspended Elizondo’s operator’s license for 12 months for the DWI offense and 90 days for the eluding offense.

 

Other court cases

• Justin Johnson Hamlett, 30, of Halifax was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for cocaine possession.

The court suspended all but 45 days in jail, conditioned on Hamlett’s good behavior for five years, and it ordered him placed on probation for one year.

The court ordered a restricted operator’s license for six months, ordered Hamlett to abstain from illegal drugs and alcohol and ordered him to submit to random drug tests.

• Cory Tremaine Lewis, 27, of Nathalie was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison, with all but 90 days suspended, for possession of a Schedule I/II controlled substance.

The court ordered the suspended portion of Lewis’ 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 suspended the defendant’s operator’s license for six months and ordered him to submit to random drug tests.

The court dismissed an additional charge against Lewis during the hearing for a probation violation.

• Nicole Dawn Totherow, 22, of Nathalie was sentenced Tuesday to a 10-year suspended prison term for possession of Oxycodone, and to a 12-month suspended term for possession of Hydrocodone.

The court ordered the suspended portion of Totherow’s sentence be conditioned on her good behavior for 10 years and ordered her placed on probation for two years. 

The court additionally ordered Totherow to undergo counseling and treatment, abstain from illegal drugs and alcohol and submit to random drug and alcohol tests.