- Last Updated on 07:30 AM 06/03/13
- BY The Gazette-Virginian
A 27-year-old South Boston man, Richard Anthony Jones, was sentenced Tuesday in Halifax County Circuit Court to five years each in prison for five charges, including felony hit and run.
The court sentenced Jones to five years each in prison for felony hit and run, conspiring to steal property from South Boston Inn, conspiring to break and enter South Boston Inn, grand larceny from South Boston Inn and breaking and entering South Boston Inn.
The court suspended all time to that already served on one of the conspiracy charges conditioned on Jones’ good behavior for 25 years, and it ordered him placed on probation for one year.
In addition, the court ordered Jones to pay $500 restitution to South Boston Inn and $250 restitution to Betty Lacks in connection with the hit and run charge, with the $500 restitution paid jointly and severally with a co-defendant in that case.
The court ordered Jones not to return to South Boston Inn and ordered him to have no contact with Betty Lacks, and it further ordered him to abstain from alcohol and illegal drugs in addition to submitting to random drug tests.
Other Court Cases
• Sonya Renee Jones, 28, of South Boston was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison each for grand larceny from South Boston Inn and breaking and entering the South Boston Inn.
The court withdrew its finding of guilt for two charges, with the commonwealth moving to nol pros charges against Jones for conspiring to break and enter South Boston Inn and conspiring to commit grand larceny from South Boston Inn.
The court suspended all time conditioned on Jones’ good behavior for 10 years and ordered her placed on probation for one year.
The court ordered Jones to pay $500 restitution to South Boston Inn at a rate of $50 per month starting in July and every month thereafter, and it ordered her not to return to South Boston Inn.
• Joseph Murphy Bailey III, 31, of South Boston pleaded no contest Wednesday to trespassing on the property of William Willard Lloyd.
The court sentenced Bailey to six months in jail, with all except one weekend in jail suspended, conditioned on Bailey’s good behavior for 12 months, and with credit for time served while awaiting trial.
The court ordered Bailey to perform community service hours doing masonry work at Edmunds Park to be completed by Aug. 30, and it ordered him to pay court costs within 90 days.
The court additionally ordered Bailey to pay a $200 fine, with that entire amount suspended.
• Chris James Powell, 25, of Clover was convicted Wednesday of petty larceny from William Willard Lloyd.
The court sentenced Powell to six months in jail, with all but 30 days suspended, conditioned on his good behavior for 12 months and with weekend jail service ordered for the defendant.
The court ordered Powell to pay a $200 fine within six months of his release.
• Teddy Ray Cisneros, 33, of Danville had a show cause charge against him for contempt of court nol prossed on Tuesday.
• Teresa Christine Comer, 47, of Halifax pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor destruction of personal property belonging to Ashley and Jeremy Walker.
The commonwealth moved to nol pros two additional charges against Comer during the trial, one for burglary and the other for grand larceny.
The court sentenced Comer to a 12-month suspended jail term, conditioned on her good behavior for 12 months, and it ordered her to pay $2,500 restitution to the Walkers at a rate of $20 per month beginning in June.
The amount of restitution may be reduced at the request of the victim in writing to the court, according to court records.
• Christopher Michael Hash, 21, of South Boston had a capais charge against him for a probation violation dismissed Tuesday.
• Gregory Clayton Moore, 46, of South Boston was convicted Tuesday of possession of cocaine.
Sentencing for Moore was continued to a date in the November court term.
• Terissa Mae Mosley, 38, of Halifax was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison, with all but two years suspended, for enhanced petty larceny (third or subsequent offense).
The court ordered the suspended portion of Mosley’s sentence be conditioned on her good behavior for five years, and it ordered her placed on probation for one year following her release.
The court ordered Mosley to pay $150 restitution to William Rogers at a rate of $50 per month beginning within 90 days of her release, and it ordered her to have no contact with Rogers and not to go on the property of Friendly Corner.