A 31-year-old Brookneal resident, Jennifer Lynn Beadles, will serve an effective one-year in jail for felony possession of a weapon or ammunition, after a sentencing hearing in Halifax County Circuit Court on Monday.

Judge Kimberley S. White sentenced Beadles to five years in prison for felony possession of a weapon or ammunition, with all but one year suspended, and White sentenced Beadles to a pair of three-year suspended prison terms for two child abuse/neglect charges.

White also sentenced Beadles to 12 months in jail for a first offense of DWI, with all but five days suspended, with all suspended time conditioned on Beadles’ good behavior for 11 years, and White ordered Beadles to be placed on probation for two years.

White ordered Beadles to remain drug and alcohol free, undergo a substance abuse assessment, pay court costs in full within four years, pay a $500 fine with $250 suspended for the DWI offense and suspended the defendant’s operator’s license for one year for the DWI offense.

Other court cases

• John Tyronne Jones, 46, of South Boston was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for the unlawful wounding of Henderson Smith, with all but three years suspended.

Judge S. Anderson Nelson ordered the suspended portion of Jones’ sentence be conditioned on the defendant’s good behavior and ordered him to be placed on probation for two years upon his release.

Nelson also ordered Jones to pay court costs within five years, with the first payment due within 30 days of Jones’ release. Nelson ordered the defendant to remain drug and alcohol free and submit to substance abuse treatment, and Nelson ordered Jones to have no contact with his victim during his period of good behavior.

• Rachel Ellington Wilson, 46, of Ringgold was convicted Monday of a probation violation after a review hearing.

Anderson ordered Wilson to continue paying $200 a month toward restitution.

Anderson additionally ordered Wilson to pay $700 in delinquent restitution before Dec. 6.

• John Hunter Alexander, 44, of Amherst was convicted Monday of felonies for eluding police and not reporting an accident resulting in property damage.

Nelson also convicted Alexander of a misdemeanor charge for reckless driving.

Sentencing for Alexander was continued to a date in the September court term.

• Jonathan Taylor Watson, 20, of Chase City pleaded guilty Monday to four related drug charges and one gun charge, after entering into a plea agreement with the commonwealth.

Watson pleaded guilty to a pair of felony charges for distribution of marijuana, and he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges for distribution of a Schedule III/IV/V imitation controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and carrying a concealed weapon.

The commonwealth moved to nol pros a charge against Watson for possession of a firearm while possessing a Schedule I/II controlled substance.

White sentenced Watson to five years in prison for one of the marijuana distribution charges, with all but 10 months suspended, and she sentenced him to a five-year suspended prison term for the other marijuana distribution charge.

White sentenced Watson to 12-month suspended jail terms for the three misdemeanors, with all suspended time conditioned on Watson’s good behavior for 10 years, and she ordered him placed on probation for two years.

In addition, White ordered Watson to submit to random urine and drug screens, undergo substance abuse evaluation and treatment and suspended his operator’s license for 24 months.

• James Dillard Vaughn Jr., 30, of Claudville was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for possession of a controlled substance, with all but one year suspended.

White ordered the suspended portion of Vaughn’s sentence be conditioned on the defendant’s good behavior for 10 years, and she ordered him to be placed on probation for two years.

In addition, White ordered Vaughn to complete 42-48 months of a Community Corrections Alternative Program, a sentencing option for those convicted of minor offenses emphasizing re-entry and transitional services.

White also re-suspended all 19 years and four months time of a previous jail term for a probation violation offense against Vaughn.

• Brittney Michelle Beverly, 31, of South Boston pleaded guilty Monday to a charge for obtaining money under false pretenses.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, White withheld her finding of guilt and deferred disposition of the case for one year, ordering Beverly to be of good behavior for one year, and ordering Beverly to pay $7,724.64 restitution to Florence Edwards by Aug. 5, 2020.

White ordered Beverly to serve 60 days in jail after Aug. 5, 2020.

• William Donnell Clements Jr., 20, of Chase City pleaded guilty Monday to charges for grand larceny and breaking and entering.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, White sentenced Clements to 10 years in prison for breaking and entering, with all but two years and two months suspended, and White sentenced Clements to a 10-year suspended prison term for grand larceny, with all suspended time conditioned on Clements’ good behavior for 20 years.

White ordered Clements to be placed on probation for two years, ordered him to undergo mental health evaluation and treatment and ordered him to pay court costs in full within three years.

• Muray Druvell Sanford, 50, of Halifax had one year of his previously suspended jail term suspended Monday for a violation of his conditions of good behavior as ordered by the court.

Nelson revoked but re-suspended any additional jail time for another violation by the defendant for a violation of his conditions of good behavior, conditioned on Sanford’s good behavior for 14 years, and he ordered Sanford to be placed on probation for two years upon the defendant’s release.

Nelson ordered Sanford to pay court costs within five years, remain drug and alcohol free, submit to random drug screens and undergo a substance abuse assessment.

• Kenneth Eugene Taber, 40, of Axton was convicted Monday of a probation violation.

Nelson revoked Taber’s previously suspended jail term for the violation but re-suspended any additional jail time, conditioned on Taber’s good behavior for 20 years and ordered Taber to be placed on probation for two years.

Nelson ordered Taber to undergo a substance abuse assessment, submit to random drug screens and pay court costs in full within two years.

• Jesse Devon Bertram Monroe, 35, of South Boston was convicted Monday of a probation violation.

Nelson revoked Monroe’s previously suspended jail term for the violation but re-suspended any additional jail time, conditioned on Monroe’s good behavior for 20 years and ordered the defendant to be placed on probation for two years.

Nelson also ordered Monroe to submit to random drug screens and pay court costs in full within five years, with the first payment due within 30 days.