A 56-year-old Danville man, Charles Edward Gary, pleaded guilty Monday in Halifax County Circuit Court to a pair of felonies for identity theft and forgery of a public record.

Gary also entered an Alford plea to a contempt of court charge.

Under terms of an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but realizes prosecution evidence would make a guilty finding at trial almost a certainty.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, charges against the defendant for attempted grand larceny were nol prossed.

The court sentenced Gary to a five-year suspended prison term for identity theft and to a five-year term for forgery of a public record, with all time suspended to that already served for that charge.

The court also sentenced Gary to a 10-day suspended jail term for contempt of court, with all suspended time conditioned on the defendant’s good behavior for five years.

The court ordered the defendant placed on probation for one year, beginning immediately, it ordered him not to return to Belk in South Boston, and it ordered him to have no contact with his victim.

Other court cases

• Marcus Marcellus Green, 28, of Halifax had a charge against him for contempt of court dismissed on Monday.

• Lisa Lynette Martin, 42, of South Boston had a charge against her for misdemeanor embezzlement dismissed on Monday upon payment of $500 restitution, in a review case.

• Norman Rockwell Penick, 56, of South Boston pleaded guilty Monday to three charges for misdemeanor distribution of a Schedule IV controlled substance as an accommodation.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, the court sentenced Penick to six-month suspended jail terms for each charge, conditioned on Penick’s good behavior for 12 months.

The court ordered Penick be placed on probation for six months, beginning immediately, ordered him to pay $50 restitution and suspended his operator’s license for a total of 18 months.

• Dezerick Laquan Pettaway, 20, of Chase City was sentenced Monday to a 12-month suspended jail term for a misdemeanor charge of failing to stop at the scene of an accident and a six-month suspended jail term for driving without an operator’s license, in a deferred disposition case.

The court ordered the suspended time be conditioned on Pettaway’s good behavior for 12 months and payment of court costs.

The court noted restitution had been paid in full.