A 39-year-old Vernon Hill man, Jamie Allen Seamster, will serve an effective five years in prison after being sentenced Friday for charges connected with receiving or selling stolen property.

Judge Kimberley S. White sentenced Seamster to 10-year prison terms for felony charges of receiving or buying stolen goods, selling or receiving stolen property and obtaining money under false pretenses.

White sentenced Seamster to a five-year prison term for possession of cocaine and two-year prison terms for possession of a firearm as a non-violent felon, possession of a weapon and ammunition as a convicted felon and possession of a firearm while in possession of a Schedule I/II controlled substance.

White suspended all time but the mandatory two years in prison for possession of a firearm as a non-violent felon and one year and six months for each of the stolen property charges, conditioned on Seamster’s good behavior for 20 years.

White ordered Seamster be placed on probation for three years and pay $4,842.92 restitution at a rate of $250 a month beginning 60 days after his release and due in full by July 1, 2026, and she ordered him to pay court costs in full within eight years.

Charges against Seamster stem from a Nov. 9, 2017 search of a Vernon Hill residence resulting in the arrest of Seamster and the seizure of numerous commemorative firearms, a large quantity of suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia, knives, swords, electronics and antique silver and paper currency, all believed to have been stolen in county break-ins.

Acting on information gathered in an investigation of a break-in and burglary of a residence on Bill Tuck Highway, Halifax County Sheriff Fred Clark said investigators and deputies obtained enough evidence to secure a search warrant for Seamster’s residence at 2011 Ridge Road in Vernon Hill.

The search yielded numerous antique firearms, suspected marijuana and suspected cocaine, drug scales, pipes, bongs, a large quantity of antique silver coins and antique paper currency valued at more than $200, numerous electronics and collectables, all believed to have been stolen in recent area break-ins.

Other court cases

• Kevin Lawson Whitten, 39, of South Boston pleaded guilty Friday to a charge for possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanors for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a 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 that review scheduled for July 25.

• Laura Beth Fallen, 41, of Alton will serve an effective one year and two months in jail after being sentenced Friday for forgery charges of identity theft, shoplifting and forgery in addition to a misdemeanor charge for a probation violation.

White sentenced Fallen to five years in prison, with all but one year suspended for the shoplifting charge and two months in jail for the probation violation.

White also sentenced Fallen to five-year suspended prison terms for the forgery and identity theft charges, with all suspended time conditioned on Fallen’s good behavior for 20 years.

White also ordered Fallen be placed on probation for one year and ordered her to pay court costs within three months.

• Matthew Thomas Bray, 36, of Roxboro, North Carolina, was sentenced Friday to five-year prison terms for possession of amphetamine and possession of methamphetamine.

White ordered each five-year term be suspended to time already served conditioned on Bray’s good behavior for 10 years, ordered him to pay court costs within two years and ordered his operator’s license be suspended for 12 months.

• Diana Satterfield, 54, of South Boston was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison, with all but two suspended, for a felony charge of obtaining money under false pretenses from Sarah Humphries.

White ordered the suspended portions of Satterfield’s sentence to be conditioned on Satterfield’s good behavior for 20 years and ordered the defendant to be placed on probation for two years.

In addition, White ordered Satterfield to pay $19,775.33 restitution at a rate of $500 a month.

• Jaysen Lee Grove, 37, of Pamplin was convicted Friday of a probation violation charge and a charge for failing to appear in court.

The commonwealth moved to nol pros another probation violation charge against the defendant during the hearing.

White revoked two years of Grove’s suspended sentence for one of the probation violations and a 10-day suspended term for failing to appear in court, and she ordered the defendant to pay court costs within four years.

• Dayshawn Malik Wells, 22, of South Boston was sentenced Friday to a 10-year suspended prison sentence for possession of cocaine.

White ordered the suspended sentence be conditioned on Wells’ good behavior for 10 years and ordered him to be placed on probation for one year.

White also convicted Wells of a charge of failing to appear in court on Friday, sentencing him to 10 days in jail for that charge, with all time suspended to that already served.

• Edward Allen Greene Jr. had charges against him for eluding police, reckless driving and driving on a suspended license nol prossed on Friday, upon a motion of the commonwealth.

• Jammie Lee Keith, 30, of Bassett was convicted Friday of possessing a Schedule I/II controlled substance.

White sentenced Keith to a three-year suspended prison term, conditioned on the defendant’s good behavior for five years, and she ordered him placed on probation for one year.

In addition, White ordered Keith to undergo random drug screens, ordered him to pay court costs in full within two years and ordered his operator’s license to be suspended for six months.

• Richard Lee Ragsdale Jr., 24, of South Boston was sentenced to a five-year suspended prison term for possession of cocaine on Friday.

White ordered the suspended portion of Ragsdale’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for five years, ordered him to be placed on probation for one year and ordered him to pay court costs in full within two years.

• April Michelle Riddle, 35, of South Boston was convicted Friday of a pair of charges for possession of a controlled substance.

Sentencing in the case was continued to a date in the July court term.

• Jason Todd Daniels, 39, of South Boston was convicted Friday of charges for eluding police, a first offense of DWI and reckless driving, with sentencing for those three charges continued to a date in the September court term.

The commonwealth moved to nol pros another charge against Daniels during the hearing for refusing a blood or breath test.

• Michael Jerome Breedlove, 57, of Nathalie was convicted Friday of a probation violation.

White revoked Breedlove’s previously suspended jail term but re-suspended any new jail time placing Breedlove on probation for one year, ordering him to abstain from illegal drugs and alcohol and ordering him to pay court costs within one year.

• White stayed on Thursday a one-year and six month jail term for 55-year-old Garland K. Johnson of Nathalie for possession of cocaine upon Johnson’s acceptance into drug court.

• Jacinta Liane Kirby, 35, of South Boston pleaded no contest June 6 to possession of a controlled substance.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, another charge against Kirby for possession of a controlled substance was nol prossed.

The court withheld its finding of guilt for the drug possession charge and offered first offender status to Kirby, placing the defendant under supervision of Halifax-Pittsylvania Court Services for one year and suspending her operator’s license for six months.