A 68-year-old Halifax man, Nathan Edmund Coleman, will serve a total of one year in jail for felony shoplifting, after being sentenced Thursday on two of the charges in Halifax County Circuit Court.
Judge Kimberley S. White sentenced Coleman to five years in prison for each felony shoplifting charge, and she suspended all but six months for each of the charges, conditioned on Coleman’s good behavior for 10 years.
White ordered Coleman to be placed on probation for two years, ordered Coleman to undergo a substance abuse and mental health evaluation, ordered him to pay restitution at a rate of $25 a month and ordered him to stay out of Walmart and Murphy’s Oil.
White also convicted Coleman of a probation violation on Friday, sentencing him to 12 months in jail, with all but six months suspended.
Other court cases
• Caitlyn Reva Wilkerson, 22, of Halifax entered an Alford plea Friday to felony charges for grand larceny and breaking and entering, and a misdemeanor charge for trespassing on the property of Ray and Sonjia Whitlow.
Under terms of an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilty but realizes prosecution evidence would make a guilty finding at trial almost a certainty.
Under terms of the Alford plea agreement, White sentenced Wilkerson to 20-year suspended prison terms for the felonies and a 12-month suspended jail term for the misdemeanor, conditioned on Wilkerson’s good behavior for 20 years.
White ordered Wilkerson be placed on probation for one year, ordered her to pay $2,500 restitution jointly and severally with co-defendant John Epps, have no contact with Ray and Sonjia Whitlow unless through a written request and pay court costs within two years.
• Kayla M. Dawson, 26, of Halifax pleaded no contest Thursday to a probation violation charge.
The case was continued to a date in the February court term for disposition, with Dawson ordered to pay $200 a month toward restitution and/or court costs in the interim.
• Sara Courtney Hereford, 33, of Alton had her previously suspended jail term revoked on Friday for a violation of her conditions of good behavior as ordered by the court.
White re-suspended any additional jail time, extending Hereford’s probation for an additional two years and ordering Hereford to seek and obtain substance abuse counseling.
• John David Newcomb, 38, of Vernon Hill, was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for felony shoplifting, with all but two years suspended.
White ordered the suspended portion of Newcomb’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 10 years, and she ordered Newcomb to be placed on probation for two years.
White also convicted Newcomb on Friday of a charge for a violation of his conditions of good behavior as ordered by the court.
White revoked 12 months of Newcomb’s previously suspended jail term for that violation, extending Newcomb’s period of good behavior for 10 years.
• Tommy Ray Shotwell, 46, of South Boston was convicted Friday of a charge for petty larceny.
The commonwealth moved to nol pros another charge against Shotwell during the hearing for felony shoplifting.
Sentencing in the case was continued to a date in the October court term.
• Moses Jabaari Hendren, 19, of South Boston was convicted Friday of a misdemeanor charge for carrying a concealed weapon.
The commonwealth moved to nol pros a felony charge against Hendren during the hearing for buying or concealing a firearm, knowing that the firearm was stolen.
White sentenced Hendren to a 12-month suspended jail term for the misdemeanor, conditioned on Hendren’s good behavior for 12 months.
• Tre-Shon Malik Bailey, 24, of South Boston had the court note his restitution had been paid in full on May 6, during a restitution review hearing on Friday.
Bailey was convicted in April of a probation violation, with White revoking one year and 10 months of Bailey’s previously suspended jail term, with all but 30 days re-suspended.
• Brenda Gail Chappell, 46, of Scottsburg had the court suspend a five-year sentence against her on Friday for enhanced petty larceny, in a review case.
The commonwealth moved to nol pros a misdemeanor charge against Chappell during Friday’s hearing for unauthorized possession of drug paraphernalia.
In June, White sentenced Chappell to five years in jail for enhanced petty larceny, with all but 10 months suspended, ordering Chappell to receive credit for the time awaiting sentencing on the enhanced petty larceny charge.
White ordered Chappell to be released on a $500 bond for the enhanced petty larceny charge and stayed imposition of Chappell’s sentence to her being assessed for entry in the Drug Court program.
• Kevin Lawson Whitten, 39, of South Boston had previously imposed jail terms against him for three drug charges suspended on Thursday upon his successful completion of Drug Court.
In June, Whitten pleaded guilty to a charge for possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanors for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance.
Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, the commonwealth moved to nol pros charges against Whitten for possession of amphetamine and possession of buprenorphine.
White sentenced Whitten to five years in prison for possession of methamphetamine, with all but one year suspended, and she sentenced Whitten to 12-month and six-month suspended jail terms for unauthorized possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.
White ordered the suspended portions of Whitten’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for five years and ordered him to be placed on probation for two years, in addition to ordering him to be drug and alcohol free.
White suspended execution of Whitten’s sentence in order for him to be evaluated for Drug Court, with the review hearing taking place on Thursday.
• Lisa Clark McGill, 50, of Scottsburg pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge for felony possession of a firearm or ammunition.
Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, White sentenced McGill to five years in prison, with all time suspended conditioned on McGill’s good behavior for five years.
White also ordered McGill to pay court costs in full within two years.
• Kimberly Renice McClary, 33, of Danville was convicted Thursday of a probation violation, following a bench trial where she pleaded not guilty to the charge.
White sentenced McClary to three days in jail for the probation violation.