A 44-year-old Harrisonburg resident pleaded guilty Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to 12 charges stemming from a police chase in February.
Jeremy Lee Joseph Wyant pleaded guilty to a felony charge for eluding police, three misdemeanor charges for reckless driving and misdemeanors for a first offense of DWI and driving without a license.
Wyant also pleaded guilty to two charges for failing to stop or yield before entering an intersection, three charges for failing to obey a traffic light and another charge for speeding.
Wyant pleaded guilty to all charges after reaching a plea agreement with the commonwealth.
Judge Kimberley S. White continued sentencing for Wyant to a date in the October court term.
The charges against Wyant stem from a police chase on Feb. 3, according to South Boston Police.
The incident started when South Boston Police Officer D. Blanks Jr. attempted to stop a 2000 black BMW for speeding on Wilborn Avenue in South Boston, according to Police Chief Jim Binner.
The vehicle failed to stop and proceeded northbound onto Halifax Road and then on to Green’s Folly Road, traveling at a high rate of speed and passing numerous vehicles, according to Binner.
The BMW then traveled down Berry Hill Road and on numerous side streets in South Boston, before the driver pulled into the yard of a residence located in South Boston where he then fled on foot.
Officers located the suspect on Marshall Avenue, where he was taken into custody.
Other court cases
• A 35-year-old South Boston man, Corey Lashawn Roberson, was convicted Thursday of a number of offenses, including felonies for child abuse and neglect, in addition to eluding police and possession of a controlled substance, following a bench trial in Halifax County Circuit Court on Thursday.
Judge S. Anderson Nelson also found Roberson guilty of misdemeanors for drinking while driving and driving on a revoked license, along with charges for failing to drive to the right side of the road and possession of a controlled substance.
Roberson pleaded not guilty to all charges prior to the trial.
Sentencing for Roberson was continued to a date in the October court term.
• Melody Michelle Green, 19, of South Boston pleaded guilty Thursday to six charges, including three for possession of a controlled substance and two for obtaining money under false pretenses.
Dunn pleaded guilty to single felonies for possession of a controlled substance and obtaining money under false pretenses, two misdemeanors for possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor for credit card fraud, in addition to a misdemeanor charge for failing to appear in court.
Pursuant to plead agreement with the commonwealth, White sentenced Dunn to five years in prison for obtaining money under false pretenses, with all but five months suspended, and White sentenced Dunn to five years in prison for the felony drug possession charge, with all but three months suspended.
White also sentenced Dunn to 12-month suspended jail terms for each of the four misdemeanor charges, ordering all suspended time to be conditioned on Dunn’s good behavior for 10 years.
White also suspended Dunn’s operator’s license for 18 months and ordered her to pay restitution to BB&T Bank.