March circuit court cases

According to Clerk of Court Susan Gasperini, the following cases were tried during March in Patrick County Circuit Court:
• John Fitzgerald Turner, Stuart, charged with rape, found guilty of assault and battery, sentenced to 12 months in jail, assessed $200 fine, costs and restitution; charged with forcible sodomy, found guilty of assault and battery, sentenced to 12 months in jail, assessed $200 fine, costs and restitution.
• Matthew Lee Bowman, Claudville, charged with solicitation of a child, found not guilty.
• Howard Sylvester Allen, Martinsville, charged with cruelty to animals, case nolle prossed on motion of commonwealth’s attorney.
• Denice Lawless Beasley, Stuart, convicted of probation violation, assessed costs.
• Mark Anthony Beckner, Stuart, charged with three counts of violation of a protective order, cases nolle prossed on motion of commonwealth’s attorney; charged with two counts of trespassing, cases nolle prossed on motion of commonwealth’s attorney; convicted of eluding police, sentenced to five years in prison with all time suspended except nine months, operator’s license revoked for 90 days, assessed costs.
• Joshua Michael Bennett, Roanoke, convicted of probation violation, court revoked eight months of previously suspended sentence, assessed costs.
• Jason Robert Bowman, Ararat, convicted of probation violation, court revoked six months of previously suspended sentence, assessed costs.
• Thomas McCoy Britton Jr., Martinsville, convicted of probation violation, court revoked one year and six months of previously suspended sentence, assessed costs.
• William David Fain, Patrick Springs, charged with illegal possession of a firearm, found not guilty.
• Alvis McCray Foley Jr., Stuart, charged with malicious wounding, found not guilty.
• Sammy Joe Handy, Bassett, charged with petit larceny, third offense, convicted of misdemeanor petit larceny, sentenced to 12 months in jail with all time suspended except five months, assessed $250 fine, costs and restitution.
• Brandon Lee Harris, Stuart, charged with forgery and uttering, found guilty of two counts of disorderly conduct, sentenced to 12 months in jail on each charge, suspended, assessed costs; charged with two counts of obtaining money by false pretense, cases dismissed; charged with forgery and uttering, cases dismissed.
• Brandy Sifford Helbert, Stuart, charged with grand larceny, found guilty of petit larceny, sentenced to six months in jail with all time suspended except 10 days, assessed costs.
• Joel Ray Hamm, Meadows of Dan, convicted of probation violation, court revoked one year and one month of previously suspended sentence, assessed costs.
• Rebecca Sue Looney, New Castle, convicted of shoplifting, sentenced to 30 days in jail with 15 days suspended, assessed $200 fine, costs and restitution; convicted of failure to appear in court, sentenced to five days in jail and assessed costs; charged with failure to appear, case dismissed.
• Peggy R. Moore, Stuart, charged with embezzlement, found guilty of disorderly conduct, assessed $100 fine, costs and restitution.
• Anthony J. Mullins, Patrick Springs, charged with two counts of receiving stolen firearms, both charges nolle prossed on motion of commonwealth’s attorney.
• Kirsten Spangler, Stuart, charged with sale of imitation controlled substance, convicted of disorderly conduct, sentenced to 12 months in jail with all time suspended except one days, assessed costs; charged with two counts of sale of imitation controlled substance, cases dismissed.
• Ben Standridge, Stuart, convicted of two counts of obtaining money by false pretense, sentenced to 12 months in jail with three months suspended and six months to serve, on each count, assessed $250 fine, costs and restitution on each count.
• John Edward Vaughan, Galax, charged with possession of cocaine, complied with conditions imposed by the court, case dismissed.
• Lance Alan Waldrop, Hattiesburg, convicted of assaulting a police officer, sentenced to three years in prison with all time suspended except nine months, assessed costs.

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