A South Boston man, Willie Edward Howell Jr., was sentenced to seven years in prison for charges of malicious wounding and manufacturing methamphetamine in Halifax County Circuit Court Friday, Nov. 20 after entering into a plea agreement with the commonwealth.

These charges stem from a January incident in which South Boston Police were called to his Crescent Drive home for a domestic disturbance and discovered items believed to be used in the production of methamphetamine.

Also upon arriving, officers found a 47-year-old woman suffering from a wound to her head.

Howell entered into a plea agreement with the commonwealth on Friday, and Judge Kimberley S. White sentenced Howell to 20 years in prison for the malicious wounding charge suspending all but five years.

White also sentenced Howell to 10 years in prison for manufacturing methamphetamine, but suspended all but two years.

The judge also sentenced Howell to 10 years in prison for a felony charge of obstruction of justice/resisting arrest, related to the drug charge, but suspended all time.

His suspended sentence is conditioned on Howell’s good behavior for 30 years.

White also ordered two years of supervised probation; ordered Howell to remain drug free; ordered Howell to have no contact with the victim; and ordered Howell to pay court costs within 10 years.

Other court cases

• Jeremy Clark Hite of Virgilina pleaded guilty Friday to a felony charge of manufacturing a controlled substance, driving while intoxicated and unauthorized possession of drug paraphernalia.

He also had a felony charge of child abuse, a misdemeanor charge of refusing a blood or breathalyzer test and a misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance nol prossed.

Sentencing for Hite was continued until the date in the Feburary court term.

• Kayleigh Mae Desmond of Nathalie was sentenced Friday, Nov. 20 to two months in prison for a felony drug charge of possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance and a misdemeanor drug charge of possession of marijuana.

Judge White sentenced Desmond to five years in prison for the charge of possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance, but suspended four years and 10 months of the sentence.

White also sentenced Desmond to a 12 month suspended prison sentence for the marijuana charge.

Desmond’s suspended sentence is conditioned on her good behavior for 10 years.

White also ordered Desmond to 24 months of supervised probation; ordered Desmond to remain drug free; and ordered Desmond to submit to random drug screenings.

Desmond also must pay court costs within two years.

• Scott Casey of Jarratt was sentenced to a year in prison Friday, Nov. 20 for a felony charge of being prisoner in possession of marijuana after entering into a plea agreement with the commonwealth.

Pursuant to the plea agreement with the commonwealth, White sentenced Casey to 10 years in prison, but suspended all but one year conditioned on Casey’s good behavior for 20 years.

White also ordered two years of supervised probation; ordered Casey enter into a drug program within 60 days of release; ordered Casey to submit to random drug screenings; and ordered Casey to pay court costs within three years.

• Jessica Lee Traynham of Danville who faces a charge of bail, appeal condition of release had bond denied Friday, Nov. 20.

• David Scott Lester of Nathalie had a felony charge of obtaining money under false pretense nol possed in circuit court Friday, Nov. 20.

•  Christopher Lee King of Saxe who faces a felony charge of object sexual penetration, a felony charge of abduction by force, a felony charge of sodomy and a misdemeanor charge of assault and battery had bond denied Friday, Nov. 20. He is due back in court in the December court term.

• Michele Doss Barnett of South Boston was sentenced to three years in prison Friday for three felony drug charges of possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance, two felony charges of possession with intent to manufacture and a felony charge of possession of controlled substance after entering into a plea agreement with the commonwealth.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, White sentenced Barnett to 10 years in prison for one of the charges of possession with intent to manufacture with all but three years suspended.

White also sentenced Barnett to 10 years in prison for the other charge of possession with intent to manufacture, but suspended all the time.

Barnett also had four five-year sentences for the remaining charges suspended.

The suspended portions of her sentences are conditioned on Barnett’s good behavior for 30 years.

White also ordered two years of supervised probation; ordered Barnett to remain drug free; ordered Barnett to submit to random drug screenings; and ordered Barnett to pay court costs within five years.

A felony charge for violating good behavior was continued.

• Laura Leigh Moody of Halifax was found in violation of probation Friday, and her court proceedings were continued until the February court term.