A 40-year-old South Boston man, Jason Todd Daniels, will serve a total of seven months in jail for eluding police, after being sentenced for that and two other offenses Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court.
Judge Kimberley S. White sentenced Daniels to five years in prison for a felony charge of eluding police, with all but seven months suspended, the charges stemming from a police chase occurring Aug. 3, 2018.
White suspended Daniels’ operator’s license for 12 months for the felony, and she sentenced Daniels to 12-month and six-month suspended jail terms for a first offense of DWI and reckless driving, respectively.
White suspended Daniels’ operator’s license for 12 months, ordered him to pay a $1,000 fine and complete VASAP for the DWI charge, in addition to ordering him to perform 50 hours of community service.
White ordered Daniels to pay a $1,000 fine and suspended his operator’s license for 90 days for reckless driving.
The court ordered the suspended portion of Daniels’ sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for five years, ordered Daniels placed on probation for one year following his release, and ordered work release for the defendant when 45 days of his sentence are left to serve.
The court additionally ordered Daniels to abstain from drugs and alcohol, submit to random drug screening and drug evaluations and complete an anger management class.
Other court cases
w Jennifer Lynn Rogers, 37, of Alton, was convicted Thursday of four drug charges, including two felonies for possession of a Schedule I/II controlled substance.
Rogers pleaded guilty to heroin and possession of cocaine, each a Schedule I/II controlled substance.
The defendant also pleaded guilty to misdemeanors for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
White continued sentencing for those four charges and another for possession of a Schedule I/II controlled substance to a date in the November court term.
w Christopher C. Whitlow, 34, of Alton pleaded no contest Friday to a probation violation charge.
The commonwealth moved to nol pros a charge against Whitlow for failing to appear in court, with White ordering Whitlow to pay $100 a month in restitution on or before the 15th of each month for the probation violation charge, with the first payment of $100 due on Monday.
White continued the case for disposition to a date in the April court term.
w Franklin Wayne Adams, 45, of South Boston pleaded no contest Thursday to a felony charge for possessing a Schedule I/II controlled substance, and a misdemeanor charge for possessing a Schedule IV controlled substance.
The commonwealth moved to nol pros a charge against Adams during the hearing for possessing a Schedule I/II controlled substance.
Sentencing for Adams was continued to a date in the December court term.
w Cheryl Lynn Conner, 38 of Halifax pleaded no contest Thursday to a charge for possession of a Schedule I/II controlled substance.
White took the case under advisement for one year, placing the defendant under supervision of Halifax-Pittsylvania Court Services, perform 100 hours of community service and remain drug and alcohol free.
White also ordered Conner to maintain employment and pay court costs in full before Oct. 10, 2020.
w Dimetri White, 19, of Halifax was convicted Thursday of a felony charge for committing larceny from another, with the stolen item having a value of $5 or greater, in a deferred disposition case.
Judge White continued sentencing for the defendant to a date in the November court term.
Dimetri White entered an Alford plea to the charge in July, 2018, with White continuing disposition of the case.
Under terms of an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but realizes prosecution evidence would make a guilty finding at trial almost a certainty.
w Angela Denise Cash, 35, of Halifax pleaded no contest Thursday to a pair of felony shoplifting charges.
The commonwealth moved to nol pros another charge against the defendant during the hearing, one for misdemeanor trespassing.
Sentencing for Cash was continued to a date in the October court term.
w Tierra Myesha Hill, 22, of South Boston pleaded guilty Thursday to a pair of charges for making a false statement on a criminal history consent form.
The commonwealth moved to nol pros another charge against Hill during the hearing for purchasing a gun for an ineligible person.
White ordered Hill to be of good behavior, retain contact with her attorney and not to travel outside of Virginia, with White continuing sentencing in the case to a date in the January court term.