A 23-year-old Alton resident, Mitchell Glenn Elliott, was sentenced to an effective three months in jail and was ordered to pay more than $32,000 restitution after pleading guilty to a charge for misdemeanor assault and battery in Halifax County Circuit Court on Thursday.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, Judge Kimberley S. White sentenced Elliott to 12 months in jail, with all but three months suspended, for the misdemeanor assault and battery of Jeremy Lee Baker.

White also ordered work release for the defendant.

White ordered the suspended portion of Elliott’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for four years and ordered him to complete anger management through Halifax-Pittsylvania Court Services within two years.

White additionally ordered Elliott to undergo drug and alcohol screenings and pay $32,243.56 restitution to his victim.

A show cause charge against the defendant was nol prossed during the hearing under terms of the plea agreement.

Other court cases

• A 26-year-old Clover man, Nicholas Alex Carden was sentenced to 42 years in prison, with all time suspended to that already served, and he was ordered to pay $935 restitution after pleading no contest to charges for breaking and entering, reckless handling of a firearm and contributing to the delinquency of a minor in Halifax County Circuit Court on Friday.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, Carden pleaded no contest to a felony charge for breaking and entering the residence of Richard Jones and misdemeanors for reckless handling of a firearm and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The commonwealth moved to nol pros three other charges against Carden during the hearing including felonies for use of a firearm in commission of a felony and maliciously shooting into an occupied building and a misdemeanor charge for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

White sentenced Carden to 40 years in prison, with all time suspended to that already served, for the breaking and entering charge and 12-month suspended jail terms for the misdemeanors.

White ordered the suspended portion of Carden’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 40 years, ordered him to be placed on probation for one year, beginning immediately, and ordered him to pay $935 restitution to Jerrica Coles.

In addition, White ordered Carden to pay court costs within four years, ordered him to submit to random drug screens and have no contact with Richard Jones, Coles or minor children.

In a separate case heard Friday, 31-year-old Christopher Jessie Dailey of Clover had charges against him for breaking and entering the residence of Richard Jones and the misdemeanor assault and battery of Jones dismissed following a bench trail.

• Daniel Rudolph Waller, 61, of Nathalie was sentenced Thursday to a pair of two-year suspended prison terms for making a false statement on a criminal on background check in order to purchase a firearm and being a non-violent felon in possession of a firearm.

Judge Kimberley S. White ordered the suspended portion of Waller’s sentence to be conditioned on Waller’s good behavior for five years and ordered the defendant to be placed on probation for one year

White also ordered Waller to undergo a substance abuse assessment and remain drug and alcohol free.

• Quincy Adam Francis, 22, of Nathalie was convicted Thursday of a violation of his pre-trial conditions of release.

White revoked eight months of Francis’ previously suspended jail term with credit for time served,

• Shaka G. Mitchell, 31, of Halifax was convicted Thursday of charge for not having an operator’s license, in a misdemeanor appeal case.

White ordered Mitchell to pay a $100 fine for the violation.

• Albert Junior Hubbard, 56, of Halifax pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge for possession of cocaine.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, White sentenced Hubbard to five years in prison, with all but two days suspended, conditioned on Hubbard’s good behavior for 10 years.

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

• Christopher Lee Lynch, 33, of Forest was convicted Thursday of his conditions of good behavior on a felony charge.

White revoked Lynch’s previously suspended jail term for the violation with all time suspended to that already served, and she ordered the defendant to successfully complete the House of Prayer program in Jamestown, North Carolina.

In addition, White extended Lynch’s probationary period for three years and ordered him to pay court costs in full within three years.

• Steven Gregory Seay, 44, of Farmville pleaded guilty Thursday to possession of a Schedule I/II controlled substance.

White continued disposition of the case until a date in the July 2020 court term placing Seay under supervision of Halifax-Pittsylvania Court Services for one year and ordering him to perform 100 hours of community service and seek substance abuse counseling.