A 58-year-old Clover man, Michael Lee Cousins, will serve an effective 10 years in prison for breaking and entering after a sentencing hearing in Halifax County Circuit Court on Thursday.

Judge Kimberley S. White sentenced Cousins to 20 years in prison for breaking and entering, with all but 10 years suspended, she sentenced him to 10-year suspended sentences for grand larceny and receiving or selling stolen property, and she sentenced him to a 30-day suspended jail term for driving on a revoked license.

White ordered the suspended portion of Cousins’ sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 40 years, ordered him to be placed on probation for two years and ordered his operator’s license to be suspended for 90 days.

In addition, White ordered Cousins to have no contact with the Lovelace family.

Other court cases

• A 22-year-old South Boston man, Alexander Howard Payne, will serve an effective one year in jail for making a bomb threat, after pleading guilty to that and a misdemeanor charge for obstruction of justice on Thursday.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, White sentenced Payne to 10 years in prison for making the bomb threat, with all but one year suspended, and she also sentenced the defendant to 12 months in jail for obstruction of justice, with all but six months suspended.

White ordered the suspended portion of Payne’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 10 years on the felony and 12 months on the misdemeanor, and she ordered him to be placed on probation for two years following his release.

White also ordered Payne to undergo mental health and substance abuse evaluations, have no contact with Freda Payne and stay off the property of Freda Payne unless Payne makes a request in writing.

Additionally, White ordered Payne to pay court costs in full within two years.

• Bridget Rena Thompson, 44, of Nathalie pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge for forging a coin and/or bank note and misdemeanors for possessing less than 10 forged bank notes and obtaining money under false pretenses.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, White sentenced Thompson to five years in prison for the felony, with all but three months suspended, and she sentenced the defendant to pay a $100 fine for each of the misdemeanors.

White ordered the suspended portion of Thompson’s sentence be conditioned on her good behavior for 15 years and ordered her to be placed on probation for two years.

White additionally ordered Thompson to pay court costs in full within two years.

Under separate indictments, Thompson pleaded guilty to a pair of felony charges for possession of cocaine.

Pursuant to plea agreements with the commonwealth, White sentenced Thompson to a five-year suspended prison term and suspended Thompson’s operator’s license for six months for the each cocaine possession offense.

• Glenda Charlene Green, 34, of South Boston pleaded guilty Thursday to possession of methamphetamine.

White ordered Green placed under first offender status, placing the defendant under supervision of Halifax-Pittsylvania Court Services and ordering a restricted operator’s license for Green for six months.

In another matter, White sentenced Green to a five-day suspended jail term for failing to appear in court.

• Lee Marvin Smith, 22, of Halifax will serve an effective 60 days in jail for four related offenses after being sentenced on Thursday.

White sentenced Smith to five-year suspended prison terms for possessing a motor vehicle whose identification number or decal has been changed or altered and altering a vehicle registration number.

White sentenced Smith to 12 months in jail for reckless driving, with all but 60 days suspended, and she ordered a $250 fine and a 30-day suspended operator’s license for that charge.

She sentenced Smith to pay a $100 fine and a 90-day suspended operator’s license for driving on a suspended operator’s license.

White ordered the suspended portion of Smith’s sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for 10 years, ordered him to be placed on probation for one year, beginning immediately and ordered him to pay court costs within two years.

• Edward Douglas Jones, 60, of Nathalie was sentenced Thursday to a five-year suspended prison sentence for the unlawful wounding of Brenda Lee Barksdale and Brian W. Jones.

White ordered Jones’ suspended sentence be conditioned on his good behavior for five years and ordered him to be placed on probation for 18 months.

White also ordered Jones to undergo a substance abuse evaluation, enter and complete anger management and pay court costs within two years.

• Ashley Nicole Watts, 21, of Nathalie was convicted Thursday of possession of heroin, a Schedule I/II controlled substance.

White ordered Watts to be evaluated for drug court and continued the case to a date in the August court term.

• David Williams, 40, of Greensboro, North Carolina, was convicted Thursday of assault and battery in a misdemeanor appeal case.

White also convicted Williams of misdemeanor destruction of personal property, sentencing the defendant to 12 months in jail for the assault conviction, with all but one month suspended.

White sentenced Williams to a 12-month suspended jail term for destruction of personal property, authorizing weekend jail service for the defendant.

In addition, White ordered Williams to pay $250 restitution within three months and have no contact with his victim, his victim’s family members or with America’s Best Value Inn.

• Christopher Marcus Duffer, 44, of Virgilina was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for possession of cocaine.

White suspended all time to that already served, conditioned on Duffer’s good behavior for 10 years, ordered him to be placed on probation for one year and ordered a restricted operator’s license for six months.

• Daryl Kenneth Bass, 44, of Buffalo Junction had a charge against him for possession of marijuana dismissed on Thursday upon completion of first offender requirements in a deferred disposition case.

• Dontay Desha Davis, 29, of South Boston had five charges against him nol prossed on Thursday upon a motion by the commonwealth, including two felony child abuse charges, two for misdemeanor assault and battery and one for misdemeanor destruction of personal property.

• Demetrius L. Ferrell, 41, of South Boston had a charge against him for failing to appear in court dismissed Thursday upon payment of restitution.

• Kimberly Crystal Henderson, 39, of South Boston pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge for felony shoplifting.

Judge Kimberley S. White sentenced Henderson to five years in prison, with all but 30 days suspended for the shoplifting charge, conditioned on Henderson’s good behavior for five years.

White also ordered Henderson to be placed on probation for one year.

• Takira L. Martin, 22, of South Boston had a probation violation charge against her dismissed on Thursday upon payment of restitution and court costs.