A 28-year-old Scottsburg man, Dustin Dale Farrar, pleaded guilty Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to a pair of felony charges for forgery, another charge for obtaining money under false pretenses and a misdemeanor charge for petty larceny.
Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, seven other charges against the defendant were nol prossed including four felony charges for forgery, two felony charges for obtaining money under false pretenses and one misdemeanor charge for petty larceny.
White sentenced Farrar to 10 years in prison for each of the first two forgery charges, with all but six months each suspended, and she sentenced him to 12-month suspended jail terms for the other two money charges, conditioned on Farrar’s good behavior for 10 years.
White ordered Farrar to be placed on probation for one year and ordered him to pay $1,450 restitution to Ruby Morris at a rate of $100 a month beginning 60 days after his release.
Other court cases
• John Wade Glasscock Jr., 28, of Scottsburg was sentenced Thursday to a pair of 10-year prison terms for distribution of heroin, with all but a total of one year and six months suspended.
Glasscock also was sentenced to 10-year suspended prison terms for each of three controlled substance distribution charges and 30-day suspended jail terms for possessing marijuana and driving on a suspended license.
White ordered the suspended portion of Glasscock’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 50 years and ordered him to be placed on probation for two years.
White ordered Glasscock to undergo substance abuse counseling and random drug screens, suspended his operator’s license for six months for each drug charge (36 months) and pay $525 restitution to Virginia State Police at a rate of $100 per month beginning 60 days after his release, with restitution due in full by July 1, 2020.
White additionally suspended Glasscock’s operator’s license 90 days for driving on a suspended license.
• Chad Stubbs, 28, of Bennettsville, South Carolina, pleaded guilty Thursday to charges for possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.
White withheld her finding of guilt, offering first offender status to Stubbs and continuing the case.
• Peggy Jean McClellan, 36, of Saxe was sentenced Thursday to five years each in prison for three money crimes, with all but three months each suspended.
White sentenced McClellan to five years in prison for each of two felony forgery charges and five years in prison for felony obtaining money under false pretenses, with all but a total of nine months suspended, three for each charge.
White ordered the suspended portion of McClellan’s sentence be conditioned on the defendant’s good behavior for 15 years, ordered her to be placed on probation for two years and ordered her to undergo a mental health evaluation and a substance abuse assessment and treatment.
White ordered McClellan to pay $803.18 restitution to Elwood Toombs at a rate of $100 a month beginning March 1, 2020, with restitution due in full by Nov. 1, 2020.
• Justin Andrew Brown, 29, of South Boston was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison for possession of cocaine, with all but three months suspended.
White also sentenced Brown to a 30-day suspended jail term for possession of marijuana, with all suspended time conditioned on Brown’s good behavior for five years.
White also ordered Brown placed on probation for two years and suspended his operator’s license for 12 months.
• Chevelle Crowder, 50, of Alton pleaded guilty Thursday to a pair of misdemeanors for obtaining money under false pretenses, in one case from Ronnie and Patricia McDowell.
Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, White sentenced Crowder to 12 months in jail for one misdemeanor, with all but two months suspended, and to a 12-month suspended jail term for the other misdemeanor.
White placed Crowder under supervision of Halifax-Pittsylvania Court Services, authorized weekend jail service for Crowder, ordered him to pay $200 restitution within 30 days, ordered him placed on good behavior for 24 months and ordered him to have no contact with Ronnie and Patricia McDowell.