A 33-year-old Halifax man, Raashaun De’Shay Newman, will serve an effective three years in prison for felony larceny and shoplifting charges in addition to one year in jail for a probation violation after being sentenced Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court.

Judge Kimberley S. White sentenced Newman to five years in prison for one felony shoplifting charge with all but two years suspended and five years in prison for another felony shoplifting charge with all but six months suspended.

White sentenced Newman to five years in prison for a third or more conviction of larceny with all but six months suspended, and she sentenced the defendant to a five-year suspended prison term for possession of cocaine.

In addition, Newman had his previously suspended jail term revoked for a probation violation with White re-suspending all but one year for that offense with all suspended time conditioned on Newman’s good behavior for 20 years.

White ordered Newman placed on probation for two years, to pay restitution in full by Oct. 8, 2025 with payments beginning within 60 days of his release, and she ordered him to pay court costs in full within eight years.

White ordered Newman to undergo a substance abuse assessment and treatment, remain drug and alcohol free while on probation with the defendant ordered to receive treatment at Indian Creek Correctional Center.

Other court cases

• John Thomas Holcombe, 36, of Nathalie pleaded guilty Thursday to possession of methamphetamine and four other charges including two felony charges for possessing a gun simultaneously with possessing a controlled substance and one felony charge for possession of a controlled substance.

Holcombe also pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge for failing to stop/eluding police.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, White sentenced Holcombe to five years in prison for each felony and six months in jail for the misdemeanor with all time suspended except seven months in jail for possession of methamphetamine.

White ordered the suspended portion of Holcombe’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 10 years, beginning immediately, and she ordered the defendant to be placed on probation for two years upon his release.

In addition, White ordered Holcombe to pay court costs within two years, ordered his operator’s license to be suspended for 12 months, ordered him to undergo a substance abuse evaluation and treatment as determined and remain drug and alcohol free, and she ordered him to submit to random drug screens.

The commonwealth moved to nol pros four additional charges against Holcombe during Thursday’s hearing, including felonies for possessing a Schedule I/II controlled substance and possessing a gun simultaneously with possessing a Schedule I/II controlled substance and misdemeanors for reckless driving and driving with a revoked license.

• Calvin Bernard Wyche Jr., 35, of South Boston pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge for eluding police and misdemeanor charges for refusing a blood/breath test, driving with a revoked license, reckless driving (speeding) and obstruction of justice.

The commonwealth moved to nol pros a charge against Wyche for a second offense of DWI during the hearing.

White sentenced Wyche to five years in prison for the felony with all suspended but two years and two months, and White sentenced Wyche to a 12-month suspended jail term for refusing a blood/breath test.

White sentenced Wyche to 12 months in jail with all but 30 days suspended for driving on a revoked license (10 days mandatory), 12 months in jail with all suspended but 30 days for obstruction of justice and 12 months in jail for reckless driving.

The court ordered all suspended time be conditioned on Wyche’s good behavior for 10 years, beginning immediately, it ordered Wyche to be placed on probation for two years upon his release and ordered Wyche’s operator’s license to be suspended for a total of two years and 210 days.

In addition, the court ordered Wyche to abstain from alcohol and illegal drugs, submit to random screening and substance abuse treatments, pay a total of $1,810 restitution and pay court costs in full within five years.

• Dayshawn Malik Wells, 23, of South Boston pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge for distribution of marijuana.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, White sentenced Wells to five years in prison with all but 60 days suspended conditioned on Well’s good behavior for 10 years, and she ordered him placed on probation for two years.

White also ordered Wells to pay court costs in full within two years and ordered his operator’s license to be suspended for six months.

• Trajan Jamar Kirby, 25, of South Boston was convicted Thursday of making a false statement on a criminal history record information check in order to purchase a firearm.

White sentenced Kirby to a two-year suspended prison term with the suspended time conditioned on Kirby’s good behavior for two years, beginning immediately, and she ordered the defendant to be placed on probation for one year, beginning immediately, while authorizing early release from probation upon a request from probation.

White ordered Kirby to pay court costs within two years.

• Zachary Adam Elliott, 33, of Virgilina was convicted Thursday of a felony for possession of a controlled substance and a probation violation on a felony offense.

Elliott also was convicted of a misdemeanor for substituting a urine sample with the commonwealth moving to nol pros a charge against the defendant for possession of ammunition as a convicted felon.

White continued sentencing for Elliott to a date in the March court term.

• Jerry Thomas Guthrie, 59, of South Boston was convicted Thursday of a felony charge for possession of fentanyl and a misdemeanor charge for unauthorized possession of drug paraphernalia.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, White sentenced Guthrie to five years in prison for the felony with all time suspended to that already served, and the judge sentenced Guthrie to a 12-month suspended jail term for the misdemeanor.

White ordered the suspended portion of Guthrie’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 10 years, beginning immediately, ordered him placed on probation for two years upon his release, ordered him to pay court costs within two years and ordered his operator’s license to be suspended for six months.

• Neal Grady Sibley, 31, of Halifax pleaded guilty Thursday to an amended felony charge reflecting possession of heroin and/or fentanyl and another felony charge for possession of a controlled substance.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, a felony charge for possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor charge for unauthorized possession of drug paraphernalia were nol prossed.

White continued sentencing for Sibley to a date in the March court term.

• Cornelius Davis, 33, of South Boston pleaded guilty Thursday to an amended charge for petty larceny.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, White sentenced Davis to a 12-month suspended jail term conditioned on Davis’ good behavior for 24 months, ordered him to pay $519.95 restitution and ordered him not to go to Abbott’s Farm Suppliers.

• Quincy Adam Francis, 36, of South Boston pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge for possession of methamphetamine.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, White sentenced Francis to three years in prison with all but 30 days suspended conditioned on Francis’ good behavior for five years, beginning immediately.

White ordered Francis to be placed on probation for two years upon his release, ordered him to pay court costs within one year and ordered his operator’s license to be suspended for six months.

• Trisha Marie Bates, 40, of Clover pleaded guilty Thursday to possession of a controlled substance, and she also pleaded guilty to misdemeanor possession of unauthorized drug paraphernalia.

White ordered first offender status for the drug possession charge, deferring disposition of the case to a date in the January 2021 court term.

White sentenced Bates to 12 months in jail for the misdemeanor with all time suspended to that already served conditioned on the defendant’s good behavior for two years.

• Dennis Mondale Venable, 34, of Danville pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge for breaking and entering.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, White sentenced Venable to a five-year suspended prison term, conditioned on Venable’s good behavior for five years, and she ordered him to be placed on probation for one year upon his release.

White ordered Venable to pay $1,061.12 restitution jointly and severally with a co-defendant in the case and have no contact with Travis Murray or Kim Bass.