A 59-year-old South Boston man, Michael William White will serve an effective three years in prison for breaking and entering following a sentencing hearing in Halifax County Circuit Court on Thursday.

Judge Kimberley S. White sentenced the defendant to 10 years in jail, with all but three suspended for breaking and entering, and she also sentenced the defendant to 12-month suspended sentences for a pair of misdemeanors for destruction of personal property and petty larceny.

White ordered the suspended portions of the defendant’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 10 years, ordered him to be placed on probation for two years and ordered him to pay $664 restitution at a rate of $50 per month upon his release.

Other Court Cases

• Michael Lee Cousins, 58, of Clover was convicted Thursday of three felony charges including grand larceny, possession of property with intent to sell knowing the property was stolen, and breaking and entering.

Cousins also was convicted Thursday of one misdemeanor count of driving on a revoked operator’s license.

Sentencing for Cousins was continued to a date in the June court term.

• Shaimek Rakwon Boxley, 23, of Alton was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison, with all but six months suspended, for felony assault and battery of law enforcement officer Tyler Clarke.

White also sentenced Boxley to a six-month suspended jail term for obstruction of justice, pronouncing both sentences after denying a defense motion to take the case under advisement

White ordered the suspended portions of Boxley’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for three years and ordered him placed on probation for one year.

In addition, White ordered Boxley to submit to substance abuse evaluation and treatment, abstain from alcohol and pay court costs in full within two years.

• Savannah Hahnel, 42, of Buffalo Junction had the court find evidence sufficient Thursday to revoke her first offender status for possession of a controlled substance.

The court continued disposition of the case, with a review set for a date in the April, 2020 court term.

• Edward Douglas Jones, 60, of Nathalie pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge for the unlawful wounding of Brenda Lee Barksdale and Brian Jones.

Sentencing for Jones was continued to a date in the June court term.

• James Fletcher Jones, 58, of Nathalie pleaded guilty Thursday to the unlawful wounding of Marian Dailey, after reaching a plea agreement with the commonwealth.

Sentencing for Jones was continued to a date in the May court term.

• Raymond Kyle McKernan, 31, of Hardy pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge for possession of a controlled substance.

White took the case under advisement for one year and granted first offender status to the defendant, placing him on probation through Halifax-Pittsylvania Court Services and ordering him to undergo a substance abuse evaluation; remain drug and alcohol free; and seek and obtain work and educational opportunities.

• Johnny Ray Whitlow, 46, of Virgilina had a charge against him for a probation violation nol prossed Thursday upon a motion by the commonwealth.

• Lee Marvin Smith, 22, of Halifax was convicted Thursday of one felony count of possessing a motor vehicle whose identification number or decal has been changed or altered, and one felony count of altering a vehicle registration number.

White also convicted Smith of two misdemeanors including driving on a suspended license and reckless driving.

Sentencing for Smith was continued to a date in the June court term.

• Justin Andrew Brown, 28, of South Boston was convicted Thursday of a felony charge for possession of cocaine and a misdemeanor charge for possession of marijuana.

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

• Alan Michael Demchenko, 52, of Vernon Hill, pleaded guilty Thursday to three charges for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, one for a vehicle belonging to Rita McKinney, one to Doris Emerson and one to Gerald Van Smith.

Demchenko also pleaded guilty to felony charges for obtaining money under false pretenses from McKinney, Emerson, Smith and Roy Leon Ragsdale.

The commonwealth moved to nol pros three misdemeanor charges against the defendant during the hearing for unlawfully tampering with a 1999 Dodge Caravan belonging to McKinney, and two counts of petty larceny of gasoline.

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

• Daniel Rudolph Waller, 61, of Nathalie pleaded no contest Thursday to making a false statement on a criminal background check in order to purchase a firearm and being a non-violent felon in possession of a firearm.

Sentencing for Waller was continued to a date in the June court term.

• Randy Travis Powell, 30, of Norfolk had charges against him for possession of Oxycodone and possession of marijuana dismissed on Thursday after a review hearing.

Powell pleaded no contest in April 2018 to possession of Oxycodone, and he also pleaded no contest to possession of marijuana.

The court granted first offender status for Powell and took the case under advisement for 12 months, placing Powell under supervision of Halifax-Pittsylvania Court Services and ordering him to seek and obtain substance abuse counseling and treatment.

The court ordered the defendant to perform 100 hours of community service, authorized a restricted operator’s license for 12 months, and ordered him to pay court costs in full within one year.

White dismissed both charges against Powell noting his successful completion of every court-ordered condition.

• Kenneth Shane Tuck, 29, of Virgilina was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison, with all time suspended to that already served, for a charge of possession of cocaine.

White ordered the suspended portion of Tuck’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 10 years; ordered him to be placed on probation for three years; ordered him to submit to drug treatment programs; and ordered him to pay court costs in full within five years.

White also on Thursday revoked Tuck’s previously suspended jail terms for a probation violation and a violation of his provisions of good behavior as ordered, but she re-suspended any additional jail time.

• Christopher Marcus Duffer, 44, of Virgilina pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge for possession of cocaine.

Sentencing for Duffer was continued to a date in the June court term.

• Kelsi Merritt Templin, 27, of Ferrum pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge for possession of a controlled substance.

White took the case under advisement for one year and granted first offender status to the defendant, placing her on probation through Halifax-Pittsylvania Court Services and ordering her to undergo a substance abuse evaluation; remain drug and alcohol free; and seek and obtain work and educational opportunities.

• Brooke Ashley Duffey, 30, of South Boston pleaded no contest Thursday to a misdemeanor charge for obtaining money under false pretenses and a misdemeanor charge for a first offense of DWI.

White sentenced Duffey to 12 months in jail for the money charge, with all suspended but five days, and White sentenced Duffey to 12 months in jail for DWI, with 20 days suspended, conditioned on the defendant’s good behavior for 12 months.

White also ordered work release and ignition interlock for Duffey, in addition to ordering her to pay a $250 fine, suspending her operator’s license for 12 months and ordering her to complete VASAP.