A 48-year-old Halifax man, Jeffrey Rymel Neal, will serve two years and four months in prison for malicious wounding, after pleading guilty to that and eight other charges in Halifax County Circuit Court on Friday.
Neal pleaded guilty to felonies for malicious wounding, two charges for felony possession of a firearm or ammunition, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and possession of a firearm as a violent felon.
He pleaded guilty to misdemeanors for carrying a concealed weapon, possession of marijuana, a second offense of DWI within 10 years and refusing a breath test.
The commonwealth moved to nol pros two felony charges against Neal for felony possession of a weapon or ammunition.
Judge Kimberley S. White sentenced Neal to 20 years in prison for malicious wounding, with all but two years and four months suspended; to a three-year mandatory sentence for use of a firearm in commission of a felony; to a five-year mandatory term for being a violent felon in possession of a firearm; and to a five-year suspended term for being a felon in possession of a firearm or ammunition.
White sentenced Neal to a 12-month suspended jail term for carrying a concealed weapon, 12 months in jail for the DWI charge, with all but 10 days suspended, a six-month suspended jail term for refusing a breath test and a 30-day suspended jail term for possession of marijuana.
White ordered the suspended portion of Neal’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 40 years; ordered him to be placed on probation for two years upon his release with substance abuse counseling; ordered him to pay $4,265.80 restitution, a $1,000 fine and $50 to the Trauma Fund; and to have no contact with John Miller.
Other court cases
• A 38-year-old South Boston woman, Carol Lee Stukov, was convicted Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court of two felony charges for assault on a law enforcement officer and felony charges for shoplifting and disregarding a police command to stop.
The case was continued to a date in the September court term for sentencing.
• Antonio Christopher Roberts, 35, of Red Oak pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge for felony possession of a firearm or ammunition and a misdemeanor charge for a first offense of DWI.
The commonwealth moved to nol pros charges against Roberts for nonviolent possession of a firearm, drinking while driving and refusing a blood or breath test.
Sentencing for Roberts was continued to a date in the September court term.
• Kevin Omar Edmunds, 26, of South Boston pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor charge for assault and battery and two misdemeanor charges for destruction of personal property.
Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, a felony charge for abduction by force was nol prossed upon a motion by the commonwealth.
White sentenced Edmunds to 12-month suspended jail terms of all three misdemeanors, conditioned on his good behavior for 12 months, beginning Thursday, and she ordered the defendant to remain off the property of Willow Oaks Apartments.
White also ordered Edmunds to pay restitution totaling $960.
• Amy Marshall Davis, 25, of South Boston pleaded guilty Thursday to felony possession of a Schedule I/II controlled substance and a misdemeanor for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, White sentenced Davis to 10 years in prison for the felony, with all but six months suspended, staying the sentence for the drug possession charge to the defendant’s successful completion of drug court.
White also sentenced Davis to a 12-month suspended jail term for the misdemeanor and ordered the suspended portion of Davis’ sentence be conditioned on Davis’ good behavior for a total of 11 years.