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Halifax man convicted of four felonies

A 26-year-old Halifax man, Quinn Theadon Tucker, was convicted Wednesday in Halifax County Circuit Court of five offenses, four of them felonies, following a bench trial.

The court convicted Tucker of four felonies for possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, larceny of a firearm, possession of a Schedule I/II controlled substance and possession of ammunition as a convicted felon.

The court also convicted Tucker of a misdemeanor for possession with intent to distribute less than one-half ounce of marijuana.

Tucker had pleaded guilty to the two drug charges and the charge for possessing ammunition as a convicted felon before the trial, and he pleaded not guilty to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and larceny of a firearm.

The commonwealth moved to nol pros another charge against the defendant for firearm possession as a convicted felon prior to the trial.

Tucker was remanded to custody to await sentencing set for a date in the May court term.

 

Other court cases

Kristine Faith Madigan, 47, of Scottsburg pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge for obtaining money under false pretenses.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, an additional charge against the defendant for giving a false report to law enforcement was nol prossed.

The court sentenced Madigan to a 10-year suspended prison term, conditioned on her good behavior for 10 years, and it ordered her placed on probation for two years and pay court costs within 12 months.

The court additionally ordered Madigan to pay $15,877.76 restitution to Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company within six months and perform 100 hours of community service within 12 months.

 Nathaniel Growny Owen, 31, of Scottsburg was granted first offender status Wednesday for possession of a controlled substance, in a deferred disposition case.

The court continued the case for 12 months, placing the defendant under supervision of Halifax-Pittsylvania Court Services and ordering him to abstain from illegal drugs and submit to random drug tests.

The court additionally ordered Owen to pay court costs within 12 months and suspended his operator’s license for six months.

 Frank Edward Sanford, 27, of Halifax was sentenced Wednesday to an effective two-year prison term for cocaine distribution, with the remaining three years suspended.

The court additionally sentenced Sanford to one-year suspended jail terms for three charges for possession of cocaine, with all of the suspended time conditioned on Sanford’s good behavior for 10 years.

The court ordered the defendant receive credit for time served, placed him on probation for two years and suspended his operator’s license for a total of 24 months.

The court also ordered Sanford to pay $500 restitution to Virginia State Police BCI Fund.

 Joshua Kyle Webster, 29, of South Boston was sentenced Wednesday to a three-year effective prison term for distribution of morphine, with the court suspending the remaining three years, and to a one-year effective jail term for unlawful wounding, with the court suspending the remaining four years.

The court ordered the suspended portion of Webster’s sentence for the drug offense be conditioned on his good behavior for 10 years and placed him on probation for two years with credit for time served. It suspended his operator’s license for six months; and it ordered him to pay $110 restitution to Virginia State Police BCI Fund.

The court ordered the suspended portion of Webster’s sentence for the wounding offense be conditioned on his good behavior for three years and ordered him to have no contact with his victim.

 Jonathan W. Wells, 20, of Charlotte Court House was convicted Wednesday of two charges, including misdemeanor hit and run and contempt of court.

The court sentenced Wells to a 60-day effective jail term and suspended the remainder of his 12-month sentence, conditioned on his good behavior for 12 months.

The court suspended his operator’s license for 90 days and ordered him to pay $680.75 restitution. 

The court sentenced Wells to a three-day effective jail term for contempt of court and suspended the remaining seven days, for a total effective sentence of 63 days in jail.