A South Boston man, Ryan William Carter, was sentenced Jan. 15 in Halifax County Circuit Court to four years and six months in prison for a felony charge each of carjacking and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Judge Kimberley S. White sentenced Carter to 23 years in prison but suspended all but four years and six months with the suspended portions of his sentence conditioned on his good behavior for 20 years.

White also ordered three years of supervised probation upon his release; ordered Carter to remain drug and alcohol free and to submit to random screenings; ordered Carter to take prescriptions as prescribed; ordered $652.74 in restitution; ordered Carter to have no contact with his victim; and ordered Carter to pay court costs within eight years.

Carter was arrested in February after police found him in a wrecked 2006 Jeep that had been reported stolen earlier that morning.

According to Randy Redd, patrol lieutenant with the South Boston Police Department, police were dispatched to a carjacking at gunpoint in Hupps Mill Plaza on Feb. 26 at approximately 7:57 a.m.

He said responding officers met with a 53-year-old man who reported that a young white male brandished a firearm at him and stole his 2006 Jeep.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., Detective C. Carswell and Captain D. Barker found the vehicle on Boyd Street in South Boston.

Redd said the vehicle had been wrecked, and the suspect was still in the vehicle.

Carter was taken into custody without incident, the lieutenant said.

w Kahlir J. Johnson of Yanceyville, North Carolina was sentenced Jan. 15 to two years and six months in prison for a felony charge of violating probation.

Judge White revoked Johnson’s previous sentence but suspended all but two years and six months.

Judge White also ordered two years of supervised probation upon his release; ordered Johnson to remain drug free and to submit to monthly screenings; and ordered the defendant to pay court costs within five years.

w Michelle Doss Barnett of South Boston was sentenced Jan. 15 to nine months in prison for a felony charge of violating good behavior.

Judge White revoked Barnett’s previous 19 year and nine month sentence, but suspended all but nine months.

Judge White also extended Barnett’s good behavior requirement by 10 years and her supervised probation was extended by two years; and she ordered the defendant to pay court costs within five years.

w Michael Devon Lawson of South Boston was sentenced Jan. 15 to two years in prison for a felony drug charge of possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance and a misdemeanor charge of sale/distribute marijuana.

Judge White sentenced Lawson to five years and 12 months in prison with all but two months suspended conditioned on his good behavior for 10 years.

Judge White also ordered two years of supervised probation to begin immediately; ordered Lawson to remain drug free and to submit to random screenings; and ordered the defendant to pay court costs within two years.

w Alphonzo Brandon was sentenced on Jan. 15 to six months in prison for a felony charge of providing a prisoner with a cell phone and a misdemeanor charge each of sexual battery of an inmate by an employee and unauthorized delivery in jail.

Judge White sentenced Brandon to five years and 24 months in prison, but suspended all but six months conditioned on his good behavior for 10 years.

Judge White also ordered a year of supervised probation upon his release; and ordered Brandon to pay court costs within two years.

w Jonathan Ross Hawker of Danville was sentenced Jan. 15 to three months in prison for a felony charge of grand larceny.

Judge White sentenced Hawker to 10 years in prison but suspended all but three months conditioned on his good behavior for 10 years.

Judge White also ordered a year of supervised probation; ordered $1,350 in restitution; and ordered Hawker to pay court costs within two years.

w Erik Wade Coles of Alton was sentenced Jan. 15 to a year of supervised probation for a felony drug charge of possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance.

Judge White sentenced Coles to five years in prison, but suspended all time conditioned on his good behavior for five years.

Judge White also ordered a year of supervised probation to begin immediately; ordered Coles to remain drug and alcohol free and to submit to random monthly screenings; and ordered the defendant to pay court costs within two years.

Coles also had a misdemeanor charge of failure to appear dismissed.

w Timuel Antoine McCain of Danville was sentenced Jan. 15 to a month in prison for a misdemeanor charge of driving while license is revoked or suspended.

Judge White sentenced McCain to six months in prison but suspended all but one month.

Judge White also ordered 12 months of unsupervised probation; suspended McCain’s driver’s license for 90 days; and ordered the defendant to pay court costs within six months.

McCain also had a charge of failure to appear dismissed.